Edwards Award Books
1991 -Robert Cormier
Chocolate War—YA Cormier, R.
Am the Cheese—YA Cormier,
the First Death—Cormier,
1990 - Richard Peck
Are You in the House
Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother Byron since their parents
divorced eight years before. But Jim and Byron's world falls apart when their
mother dies and their father--who is a virtual stranger to the boys--shows up,
wanting to be part of their lives.
Ghost Belonged to Me—j
1913 in the Midwest a quartet of characters share adventures, from exploding
steamboats to "exorcizing" a ghost.
Ghosts I Have Been
Culp is the outspoken outcast of Bluff City, always getting into trouble. No one
wants to cross her, especially now that she's revealed that she can see the
Unseen. Then Blossom herself is stunned, because her lie turns out to be truth.
She actually does have second sight . . . and she is "on board" the
of the Shopping Mall—YA
Two eighth-grade loners decide to take up residence in a department store. Little do they know that theirs is not an original idea.
the Good Times—YA
Kate, and Buck make up a trio during their freshman year in high school, but
their special friendship may not be enough to save Trav as he pressures himself
relentlessly to succeed.
1988 - S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders—YA Hinton, S.
Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc
(short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything,
and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand,
always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser,
and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs
for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend
Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated
world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a
greaser. This classic, written by S. E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as
profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967.
Rumble Fish—YA Hinton, S.
So far, whenever Rusty-James gets
into trouble, his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy, has bailed him out. Then
one day Rusty-James's world comes apart--and this time the Motorcycle Boy isn't
around to pick up the pieces.
Tex—YA Hinton, S.
Easy going, thoughtless, and direct,
Tex at 15 likes everyone and everything. Life with his 17-year-old brother,
Mason, would be just about perfect if only Mason would stop complaining about
Pop, who hasn't been home in five months. Mason just wants to leave Oklahoma for
good. Can Tex keep it all together?
Was Then, This is Now—YA Hinton, S.