Awards for Historical Fiction:
Some of the prize winners for YA in general include historical fiction. The appendix for Historical Fiction For Teens: A Genre Guide includes a list of recent award winners.
- Scott O’Dell award
There are two awards specifically for historical fiction for teens:
The Scott O’Dell Award, begun in 1982, recognizes excellence in historical fiction published for children or young adults. In addition to listing the winners by year, the site also provides a listing of titles by historical period. The 2012 winner is Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos (Farrar Strauss & Giroux), set in the summer of 1962.
In Canada, the Geoffrey Bilson Award is a recognition of historical fiction published by a Canadian author.