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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:12 pm
One Crazy Summer Wins Scott O’Dell Award
Posted by: Courtney Jones

once-crazy-summerThe Scott O’ Dell award committee, which includes Booklist’s own Laura Tillotson, chose One Crazy Summer as the 2011 winner. The annual $5000 Award is given for a distinguished work of historical fiction for young people, published by a U. S. publisher; the setting must be South, Central, or North America, and the author must be a U.S. citizen. Rita Williams-Garcia’s novel, set in 1968 Oakland, CA amid the Black Panther Movement, is also a 2010 Books for Youth Editors’ Choice pick. Check out the rest of the list here.

One Response to “One Crazy Summer Wins Scott O’Dell Award”
  1. The Librarian Next Door Says:

    [...] and witty. The Newbery, Printz and Caldecott awards will be announced Monday. In the meantime, Newbery front-runner One Crazy Summer (Rita Williams-Garcia) won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for [...]


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