Congrats to Our Friend Ashley Hope Perez, Walden Award Finalist!

“The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, presented annually by ALAN, is an
award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary
excellence, widespread appeal, and a positive approach to life in young
adult literature.”

ALAN, for those who don’t know, is the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. More acronyms: National Council of Teachers of English. This year’s award goes to:

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
(reviewed on Guys Lit Wire)

 AND!!! The worthy field of finalists included our dear friend and fellow YA author, Ashley Hope Perez, for her recent novel Out of Darkness. YAAAY and CONGRATS!! We reviewed the book a while back, and interviewed her about it, so we wanted to round up those links right here for you along with links to our past reviews of her work. So, here you go:

Out of Darkness Review
Interview (Part 1) with Ashley Hope Perez, Author of OUT OF DARKNESS
Interview (Part 2) With Ashley Hope Pérez, Author of OUT OF DARKNESS
Interview (Part 3) With Ashley Hope Pérez, Author of OUT OF DARKNESS

Guest Post: The Edge in Fiction, or: Why Safe Books Are Dead Books
Monday Review: THE KNIFE AND THE BUTTERFLY by Ashley Hope Pérez
Ashley Hope Pérez: Big Ideas, Small Venues
Debut Drumroll: Ashley Hope Pérez’s WHAT CAN’T WAIT

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, proofreader, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.

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