What’s this? A librarian at a podium holding up a physical copy of a book? We must have stumbled into the Newbery/Caldecott Wayback Machine.
Before the live webcast, before social media, before the Geisel, before it was even called the Youth Media Awards, we had the “Newbery & Caldecott Medals Award Ceremony” on C-SPAN2. I’ve located 2000, 2001, and 2002 in the past, but today we have 1999. They ran the show a little differently then.
The Newbery winner that your is my favorite middle grade novel of all time, Holes by Louis Sachar.
And as an added bonus they throw in his acceptance speech for the National Book Award at the end.