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90-Second Newbery Winners

Picture your favorite Newbery winner.90 Second Newbery

Now summarize it 90 seconds.

Now ad dialogue, costumes, sounds and lighting.

This is the challenge faced by the hundreds of participants in the 90-Second Newbery contest. Each year, youth all over the country are encouraged to take one Newbery winner and convert it into a 90-second video clip. Since it’s inception three years ago, the program has grown immensely. Founder James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd-Fish, along with sponsor KidLitFoundation now hold six screenings at various locations across the country.

Writers & Books in collaboration with RCTV had three winners in the contest this year. Each summer our two organizations come together to host a youth workshop. Below are links to the fruits of this collaboration via James Kennedy’s website.

Congratulations to all the finalists, especially our home town victors!