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.
Honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793”; “Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America”; “The Great Fire”; “The Long Road to Gettysburg”; and “A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy.”