Katherine Paterson has won the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The Award, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, honors 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. Among Katherine Paterson's many works are Bridge to Terabithia (Crowell, 1977), Jacob Have I Loved (Crowell, 1980), and The Great Gilly Hopkins (Crowell, 1978).
Katherine is profiled in the July issue of The Horn Book Magazine, which also published her acceptance speech. Katherine Paterson began her writing career while living in Takoma Park, Maryland, where she was an active member and former President of the Children's Book Guild. Congratulations Katherine!