Stephenie Meyer won the Author of the Year Award last night in the teen category for her novel Breaking Dawn. According to Mediabistro:
“The winners were chosen in six categories, broken down by age groups–220,000 online votes were cast by children around the country. The awards ceremony celebrated the 90th observance of Children’s Book Week, which lasts from May 11-17, 2009.”
Other honorees included Whoopi Goldberg who was recognized for her efforts to improve childhood literacy.