Laurie Halse Anderson won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for her YA book Chains
(Simon & Schuster, October 2008). The award, which was established by Scott O’Dell (author of Island of the Blue Dolphins, among other books), is given annually to a book of historical fiction and includes a $5,000 prize. Chains was also a National Book Award Finalist, as was Anderson’s debut novel, Speak (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999).
Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the info.