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Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature

Alabama Library Association Award

New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age



Alieen 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. 



The Treasure of Panther Peak

It's the 1950s and Page Williams has just moved to West Texas with her mother, the new teacher at the Panther Flat school inside Big Bend National Park.
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The Summer of the Bonepile Monster

Eleven-year-old Hollis Orr, sent away to spend the summer with his father's grandmother in rural Dolliver, Alabama, stumbles onto the mystery of a seemingly abandoned road known to the locals as Bonep
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Hard Times for Jake Smith

It's 1935, and the hard times of the Great Depression, it seems, are here to stay. This engrossing novel tells the story of an abandoned girl who chooses her own path.
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