NANCY GARDEN
MARGARET A. EDWARDS 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
FOR WRITING BOOKS FOR TEENAGERS
1988-2003

This award was established in 1988 to honor an author's lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular with teenagers. The annual award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is sponsored by the School Library Journal. It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world. The date of the award, the winning author, and the author's books are shown in the following table.

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2003 Nancy Garden Annie on My Mind; Meeting Melanie; Dove and Sword; Holly's Secret; The Year They Burned the Books 
2002 Paul Zindel The Pigman; The Pigman's Legacy; The Pigman & Me; My Darling, My Hamburger; The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
2001 Robert Lipsyte The Contender, The Brave, The Chief, One Fat Summer
2000 Chris Crutcher Staying Fat for Sarah Burns. Athletic Shorts. Chinese Handcuffs. The Crazy Horse Electric Game. Stotan! Running Loose.
1999 Anne McCaffrey Dragonflight. Dragonquest and the White Dragon. The Ship Who Sang. Harper Hall Trilogy.
1998 Madeleine L'Engle Austin Family Series. Time Fantasy Series. 
1997 Gary Paulsen Hatchet. Woodsong. Winter Room. The Crossing. Canyon. Dancing Carl
1996 Judy Blume Forever
1995 Cynthia Voight Homecoming. Dicey's Song. A solitary Blue. Building Blocks. The Runner. Jackaroo. Izzy Willy Nilly.
1994 Walter Dean Myers Hoops. Motown and Didi. Fallen Angels. Scorpions.
1993 M. E. Kerr Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack. Gentlehands. Me Me Me Me Me: Not a Novel. Night Kites
1992 Lois Duncan Chapters: My Growth as a Writer. I Know What You Did Last Summer. Killing Mr. Griffin. Ransom. Summer of Fear. The Twisted Window.
1991 Robert Cormier The Chocolate war. I Am the Cheese. After the First Death.
1990 Richard Peck Are You in the House Alone. Father Figure. The Ghost Belonged to Me. Ghosts I Have Been. Secrets of the Shopping Mall. Remembering the Good Times.
1989 No award
1988 S. E. Hinton The Outsiders. Rumble Fish. Tex. That Was Then, This Is Now.

 
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