2015 Walden Award Winner

2015 Walden Award Winner

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WaldenAwardThe Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased and proud to announce the finalists for the 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.  Established in 2008 to honor the wishes of young adult author Amelia Elizabeth Walden, the award allows for the sum of $5,000 to be presented annually to the author of a young adult title selected by the ALAN Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Committee as demonstrating a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit. (See complete details in the press release.)

 

The 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Winner

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

The 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalists

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero (Cinco Puntos Press)

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Penguin Young Readers Group)

Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy) by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic Press)