National Book Award Finalists in Young Adult Lit

And the nominees are…………


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Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
(Henry Holt)

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Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.)

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Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)

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Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE JUDGES: Kathi Appelt, Coe Booth, Carolyn Coman, Nancy Werlin, Gene Luen Yang

See the nominees for other categories on the official website!


Do you have a favorite?  Was anyone grossly overlooked?


Books on the Nightstand Distopic YA Reading Challenge

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