James Klise’s The Art of Secrets took home the 2015 Edgar Award for best young adult novel at a presentation held in New York City on April 29th.
— jennifer laughran (@literaticat) April 30, 2015
In The Art of Secrets, Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a hate crime and her Chicago high school rallies around her. But when art donated to a fund-raising effort for the Khans turns out to be from a famous artist, Saba’s community turns on her again as everybody fights over who should get the money from the famous piece.
The award was presented by R.L. Stine. Other works nominated for the award included Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Doubt Factory, Elle Cosimano’s Nearly Gone, Lamar Giles’ Fake ID and Blake Nelson’s The Prince of Venice Beach.
Best line of #Edgar2015 — what R.L. Stine was reportedly told earlier “Has anyone told you, you look just like RL Stine, no offense!”
— Janet Reid (@Janet_Reid) April 30, 2015
Klise is also a high school librarian.
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