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Hendrick Van Loon awarded first Newbery Award
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June 27, 1922

Hendrick Van Loon awarded first Newbery Award

Hendrick Van Loon was presented the first Newbery Award "for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published the preceding year" on June 27, 1922, at the annual American Library Association meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

http://www.recess.ufl.edu/transcripts/2007/0627.shtml

 

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