The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal was named in 1954. The bronze medal honors authors and illustrators that were published in the United States during a long period of time. Milto Meltzer is the winner in 2001. He is know best for non-fiction books.
The award is named for Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was born in 1867 in Wisconsin. She got married. She moved to Mansfield, Mo. in 1894. She became a teacher. She stayed there until she died when she was 90. She began her writing carreer when she was 65 years old. She is famous for the "Little House" series books. To read more about The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal visit their web site.
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Here is a list of the past winners of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
2001: Milton Meltzer1998: Russell Freedman1995: Virginia Hamilton1992: Marcia Brown1989: Elizabeth George Speare1986: Jean Fritz1983: Maurice Sendak1980: Theodor S. Geisel (Dr. Seuss)1975: Beverly Cleary1970: E.B. White1965: Ruth Sawyer1960: Clara Ingram Judson1954L Laura Ingalls Wilder