The Edwards Award

28 Jul

The  Margaret A. Edwards Award, more commonly known as the Edwards Award, was established in 1988 to honor an author and their specific body of work in YA literature. The 2012 winner is Susan Cooper for The Dark Is Rising Sequence.

Cooper incorporates Celtic and Arthurian mythology and world-building in a high stakes battle between good and evil, embodied in the coming of age journey of Will Stanton. This series chronicles his adventures as the last of the immortal Old Ones, as he acquires the Things of Power for the Light in its climactic battle with the Dark. This series was originally published between 1966 and 1977 and has remained an inspiration for many generations. (ala.org)

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