The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year. Hulstrom Options K8 extends a challenge to our students to read the books and fill out response sheets for each title. Those students choosing the Silver Medal level will read and write responses for at least 25 titles and 40 or more for the Gold medal level. Students should complete their challenges within 3 years. Awards will be given at the end of year ceremonies.