The Westchester Fiction Award was founded in 2009 by 

Suzanne Osman, a teacher librarian for the Los Angeles 

Unified School District in Los Angeles, California.  In its 

eighth year, this award honors talented authors who 

contribute exemplary literature to the Young Adult literary 

canon & the visionary publishers who bring their texts to life.  

When evaluating literature, the committee

considers the following questions:

1.  Does the work have immediate and widespread appeal to adolescents?

2.  Is the theme/topic meaningful and relevant today?

3.  If the work is part of an established series, can it stand alone?

4.  Is there a unique quality to the work (voice, message, language, 

    format, etc.)?

5.  Is the writing rich, compelling, detailed?

6.  Are the main characters and content age appropriate for high 

    school students?

7.  Is the work a valuable addition to the Young Adult literary canon?

 

If you are a publisher of Young Adult literature and would like to have some of your current titles considered for a Westchester Fiction Award, please contact Suzanne Osman at sosman@lausd.net for more information.


If you are an author of Young Adult literature and would like to have some of your current titles considered for a Westchester Fiction Award, please forward this website to your publisher and ask them to contact Suzanne.

 

If you are a teacher or librarian of young adults and would like to serve on the Westchester Fiction Award committee, please contact Suzanne  for more information.  We actively recruit new members every summer.

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