Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award

Given by Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN), NCTE

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The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, presented annually by Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN), is an award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary excellence, vis mere widespread appeal, and a positive approach to life in young adult literature. Named for Amelia Elizabeth Walden who was a pioneer in the field of Young Adult literature, it is presented annually to the author of a title selected by ALAN’s Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee.

The selection committee is composed of ten ALAN members (3 teachers, 3 university professors, 3 librarians, and 1 chair) and is appointed by the previous year’s chair and current ALAN President. (Follow this link for a list of the current committee.) They award one winning title and honor up to four additional titles on their shortlist.

Per Walden’s request, honor and winning titles must be a work of fiction, ideally a novel (stand-alone or part of a series); be published within one year prior to the call for titles; be published in the United States but may have been published elsewhere prior; and possess a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit (please see this document for additional details about these criteria).
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Winner 15

Finalist 64

All My Rage af Sabaa Tahir2023
Medusa af Jessie Burton2023
The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester af Maya MacGregor2023
We Can Be Heroes af Kyrie McCauley2023
In the Wild Light af Jeff Zentner2022
We Are Not Free af Traci Chee2022
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe af Raquel Vasquez Gilliland2022
Furia af Yamile Saied Méndez2022
The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel af Trung Le Nguyen2022
Clap When You Land af Elizabeth Acevedo2021
The Black Kids af Christina Hammonds Reed2021
SLAY af Brittney Morris2021
Kent State af Deborah Wiles2021
With the Fire on High af Elizabeth Acevedo2020
Like a Love Story af Abdi Nazemian2020
Patron Saints of Nothing af Randy Ribay2020
White Rose af Kip Wilson2020
The Poet X af Elizabeth Acevedo2019
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza af Shaun David Hutchinson2019
Darius the Great Is Not Okay af Adib Khorram2019
Blood Water Paint af Joy McCullough2019
The Astonishing Color of After af Emily X. R. Pan2019
The Hate U Give af Angie Thomas2018
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky af Melanie Crowder2018
The Nowhere Girls af Amy Reed2018
Long Way Down af Jason Reynolds2018
Dear Martin af Nic Stone2018
The Serpent King af Jeff Zentner2017
Girl in Pieces af Kathleen Glasgow2017
The Smell of Other People's Houses af Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock2017
Salt to the Sea af Ruta Sepetys2017
The Sun is Also a Star af Nicola Yoon2017
All American Boys af Jason Reynolds2016
Wolf by Wolf af Ryan Graudin2016
All the Bright Places af Jennifer Niven2016
Out of Darkness af Ashley Hope Pérez2016
Challenger Deep af Neal Shusterman2016
The Impossible Knife of Memory af Laurie Halse Anderson2015
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces af Isabel Quintero2015
Revolution af Deborah Wiles2015
Diamond Boy af Michael Williams2015
Jumped In af Patrick Flores-Scott2014
Openly Straight af Bill Konigsberg2014
Winger af Andrew Smith2014
The Milk of Birds af Sylvia Whitman2014
Ask the Passengers af A. S. King2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe af Benjamin Alire Sáenz2013
Endangered af Eliot Schrefer2013
Under the Mesquite af Guadalupe Garcia McCall2012
Between Shades of Gray af Ruta Sepetys2012
The Berlin Boxing Club af Robert Sharenow2012
Blood Red Road af Moira Young2012
Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me af Kristen Chandler2011
I Will Save You af Matt de la Peña2011
Sorta Like a Rock Star af Matthew Quick2011
After Ever After af Jordan Sonnenblick2011
The Sweetheart of Prosper County af Jill S. Alexander2010
North Of Beautiful af Justina Chen Headley2010
Marcelo in the Real World af Francisco Stork2010
The Monstrumologist af Rick Yancey2010
Graceling af Kristin Cashore2009
Nobody af Neil Gaiman2009
Me, the Missing, and the Dead af Jenny Valentine2009
After Tupac and D Foster af Jacqueline Woodson2009


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