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  • The Margaret A. Edwards Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature". It is named for Margaret A. Edwards, the pioneer, longtime director of young adult services at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. The award was inaugurated in 1988 as the biennial "School Library Journal Young Adult Author Award/Selected and Administered by the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Division". After 1990 it was renamed and made annual. It continues to be sponsored by School Library Journal and administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, descendant of YASD. The winner is announced during the ALA midwinter meeting and the citation and $2000 cash prize are presented at a luncheon during the ALA annual conference. Tamora Pierce is the 25th Edwards Award winner, announced January 28, 2013, citing her two fantasy quartets Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small.

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