Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature
Alabama Library Association Award
New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
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Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Aileen Kilgore Henderson grew up in Alabama and resides in Brookwood, Alabama. She served in the Women's Army Corps in World War II as an airplane engine mechanic and a photo lab technician. Her first book for young readers, The Summer of the Bonepile Monster, won the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature and the Alabama Library Association Award. Her second book for young readers, The Monkey Thief, was selected for the New York Public Library's list of 1998 Books for the Teen Age. She is also the author of The Treasure of Panther Peak, which was placed on the Sunshine State Young Readers' List.