October 18, 2017

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2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner Sarah Dessen Woos YA Readers

Even after 13 successful books, Sarah Dessen doesn’t take anything for granted. Here, she shares her feelings about the Edwards Award, her process—it involves chocolate—and why writing for teens is so special.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ Reviews of the YMA Winners | ALA Midwinter 2017

Our reviews of the YMA titles, plus past interviews with the authors and illustrators.

David Levithan’s Edwards Award Speech, Free Art Resources, and More | SLJTeen News

This month’s SLJTeen News roundup features David Levithan’s heartfelt Margaret A. Edwards Award acceptance speech, Tim Tingle’s remarks on receiving the American Indian Youth Literature Award, and more

2016 Margaret A. Edwards winner David Levithan talks about his work and craft

Edwards Award winner David Levithan talks about his work as an editor, activist, and author of 18 novels for young adults.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Tales Out of School: An Interview with 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Sharon Draper

The former National Teacher of the Year talks about teaching, writing, and a generation of teen readers that her books have touched.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today

To mark School Library Journal’s 60th year as an independent magazine, a look back at some highlights—including some favorite covers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

On Top of His Game: SLJ Interviews Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner Markus Zusak

This month, multiple award-winner Markus Zusak, author of ‘The Book Thief,’ will receive yet another honor: SLJ’s own Margaret A. Edwards Award. The author talks about finding his voice, his responsibility to readers, and his obsession with getting things right.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Tamora Pierce Wows YALSA at Edwards Celebration | ALA 2013

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the Young Adult Library Services Association in honor of work that makes a “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” The award, which is sponsored by SLJ, was presented Saturday to Tamora Pierce for her “Song of the Lioness” and “The Protector of the Small” series. As the featured speaker at the event, the feisty and mischievous Pierce did not disappoint.