2013

National Coalition of Teachers of English (NCTE): NCTE/SLATE National Intellectual Freedom Award

 

2013

ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE): ALAN Award

 

2013

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA): The NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award

 

2013

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA): NAIBA Legacy Award

 

2013

Chicago Tribune: Young Adult Literary Prize

 

2011

Smithsonian Associates: The McGovern Award

 

2010

Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey - Honorary Doctor of Letters

 

2010

Inducted into Harvard Lampoon

 

2010

New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee

 

2009

University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for her lifelong contributions to the field of children's literature.

 

2004

National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

 

2000

Library of Congress Living Legends Award

 

1996

Margaret Alexander Edwards Award

 

1988

South Australian Youth Media Award for Best Author

 

1986

Civil Liberties Award, Atlanta Civil Liberties Union

 

1986

John Roxk Award, Center for Population Options, Los Angeles

 

1983

Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award

 

1984

Carl Sandberg Freedom to Read Award, Chicago Public Library

 

 

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