2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award

Margaret-A.Edwards-Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author’s work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

Draper

Sharon M. Draper is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for Tears of a Tiger; Forged by Fire, Darkness Before Dawn, The Battle of Jericho, November Blues, and Copper Sun.

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