Two genre books are finalists for the inaugural Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award: Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt), and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins). The award, established in 2008, was created to honor an author whose work shows “a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit” and is sponsored by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English. Honorees will receive a $5,000 check. The winning title will be announced at the 2009 ALAN Workshop in Philadelphia, PA.
- Octavia E. Butler Scholar Honored
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