Established in 1988, the Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author's lifetime achievement in writing books for teenagers.
How the Winner is Chosen
Winners are chosen for the quality and popularity of their work, as well as the ability of their books to satisfy teenagers' curiosity and aid them in developing a healthy outlook on life.
Winners of the Margaret A. Edwards Award receive $1,000.
Who Was Margaret Edwards?
Margaret A. Edwards dedicated much of her life to fostering a love for reading in young adults and bringing young-adult literature to the attention of the library profession. She is the author of the highly influential book FAIR GARDEN AND THE SWARM OF BEASTS: THE LIBRARY AND THE YOUNG ADULT.