Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature in the 2018 Oregon Book Awards.
Strange the Dreamer follows Lazlo Strange, who is not only an orphan of war, but also a junior librarian. In a world where the dream chooses the dreamer, Lazlo has always believed his dream made a poor choice in choosing an interest in the lost city of Weep, as he is not courageous enough to search the world for it. When an opportunity opens up for Lazlo, only he can choose to go after his dream of lose it forever.
The Oregon Book Awards honors writers who work in the genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. The Awards began in 1987 and are awarded annually by Literary Arts, Inc.