Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award

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.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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1 Response to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award

  1. Mollie Welsh Kruger says:

    A friend shared this incredible book with us (my nine year old daughter and me). We both TORE through it- the story was engaging but the writing (the author’s crafting of the story, more specifically) made CHAINS a fast favorite to both generations of readers. We can’t wait for FORGED!!! We were transported to Revolutionary New York.

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