While trolling about the internet I accidentally typed “Newbery/Caldecott Banquet 2020) into my search engine when looking for info on this year’s event. It got me to thinking. What will the world of children’s books look like in ten years? Ten years is not a long time. Insofar as I can determine, we will all be alive.
Elizabeth Bird is currently New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.