Major Awards and Honors

* Newbery Honor

* Scott O’Dell Medal for Historical Fiction
* Massachusetts Book Award and more than 50 other state awards
* New England Book Award
* Jane Addams Book Honor

* Massachusetts Reading Association Children's Literature Award
* Catholic Children and Youth Book Prize (German Bishops’ Conference)
* Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis / German Children’s Literature Award nominee
* Carnegie Medal (UK): Nominated four times (short-listed three times)
* The Waterstones Book Prize (UK), short list

Lauren E. Wolk


New York Times Bestseller

Newbery Honor Author

Poet, Artist, Educator

“Wolk writes like a fever dream while raising questions about our capacities for forgiveness, just how we draw our conclusions about folk and whether proof requires evidence or whether instinct matches it. Deep, dark and indelible — you’ll read nothing else like it this summer.”

~The Times (London), from a review of MY OWN LIGHTNING