It’s no secret that I adore Diane Duane’s Young Wizards, Cat Wizards, and Door series. I think this award is very well-deserved!
So the mail arrives. Credit card bill, junk mail, satellite viewing card. And this: “The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation…congratulates you on the selection of your Young Wizards series for a special commendation…recognizing your outstanding contribution to children’s fantasy literature in the Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize in Children’s Literature.”
The commendation goes on: “The Committee congratulates Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series for its courage in tackling moral and emotional issues set on the frontiers of magic. In addition, the author’s diverse worldview enhances the appeal of the series.”
Wow, oh wow.