GLORY O’BRIEN wins Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award

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glory o'brien's history of the future a s kingThe Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English announced the winner and finalists for the 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King took home the top honor.

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future follows Glory, who envisions a tyrannical patriarchal future, and sets out to make notes of everything in an attempt to stop it.

The other finalists were Diamond Boy by Michael Williams, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson and Revolution by Deborah Wiles.

The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction was established in 2008 in memory of young adult author Amelia Elizabeth Walden. It honors a young adult title that demonstrates a positive approach to life, along with teen appeal and literary merit, and includes a $5,000 cash prize.

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