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Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Winner, 2005

Laurence Yep, the premier voice of the Chinese American experience in literature for young people, is the winner of the 2005 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Yep’s numerous works include “Dragonwings,” “The Rainbow People,” “The Khan’s Daughter” and the autobiographical “The Lost Garden.”  His writing spans more than 30 years and includes more than 55 titles.

“Across a variety of literary genres, Laurence Yep explores the dilemma of the cultural outsider,” said Committee Chair Janice M. Del Negro. “The universality of this theme is illuminated by Yep’s attention to the complexity and conflict within and across cultures.”

The Wilder Award is administered by ALSC and is named for its first recipient in 1954.


 

The current winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, and honoring an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.