Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. These gripping and exceptionally well-written novels by Laurie Halse Anderson, through various settings, time periods, and circumstances, poignantly reflect the growing and changing realities facing teens. Iconic and classic in her storytelling and character development, Anderson has created for teens a body of work that continues to be widely read and cherished by a diverse audience.
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In Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Full description. Chapter Two: August 16th,
School Library Journal starred review Readers will be drawn in by the characters and will emerge with a sharp and graphic picture of another world. VOYA A vivid work, rich with well-drawn characters. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards.
In an otherwise illiterate society, Sefia holds a mysterious and dangerous book of secrets. A carefully constructed near-future imagining of a world in which the British Empire never fell, this novel is smart, whimsical, and features an LGBT romance. Required reading for geeks everywhere.
Anderson grew up in Northern New York and from an early age loved to write. She attended Georgetown University and graduated with a degree in languages and linguistics. After graduation she worked several different jobs including cleaning banks and working as a stockbroker.
More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. During the summer ofMattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather.
From the ancient world to the grungy 90s, historical novels bridge the gap between our present and our past. Young adult historical fiction novels, in particular, can captivate the younger set, offering details that aren't found in the average school textbook. These stories make the children of bygone eras seem less removed—and much more relatable to the modern day teen reader.