BEA AND THE NEW DEAL HORSE wins the Scott O’Dell Award

We are thrilled to share that L.M. Elliott‘s novel Bea and the New Deal Horse has been awarded the 2024 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

From the award website:

In 1982, Scott O’Dell established The Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The annual award of $5,000 goes to an author for a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults. Scott O’Dell established this award to encourage other writers to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.

Transporting readers to the challenging period of the Great Depression, Bea and the New Deal Horse  is a poignant tale that celebrates the resilience of the indomitable American spirit, the profound connections of discovered kinship, and the enchanting alliance between a young girl and a remarkable horse.

For more information about the award and to read a full press release, click here.