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2015 Judge: Marcus Sedgwick
Marcus Sedgwick has always been fascinated with spirals, which occur throughout nature from the microscopic to the interstellar. Fundamentally elegant and mesmerizing, many cultures and individuals have ascribed a special meaning to the form. Sedgwick is the author of more than a dozen books for young adults including the Printz Award-winning Midwinterblood, She is Not Invisible, White Crow, and Revolver, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the UK and was named a Printz Honor Book in the US. He lives near Cambridge, England. For more information about Sedgwick and his books visit: MarcusSedgwickBooks.com.
About Battle Commander
The Battle Commander is the nom de guerre for children’s literature enthusiasts Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman, fourth grade teacher and middle school librarian at the Dalton School in New York City and Jonathan Hunt, the County Schools Librarian at the San Diego County Office of Education. All three have served on the Newbery Committee as well as other book selection and award committees. They are also published authors of books, articles, and reviews in publications such as the New York Times, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book Magazine. You can find Monica at educating alice and on twitter as @medinger. Roxanne is at Fairrosa Cyber Library and on twitter as @fairrosa. Jonathan can be reached at email@example.com.
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