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

Hmmm….. one of my favorite “genres” and one of my favorite podcasts/blogs all together????  I’m in!  And you can be too!  Just click on the button below to find out how.  Or click here.  Happy distopic reading!

Coming soon!

Check out Bree Despain’s website for details about her novel, The Dark Divine, due out in 2010.  Besides having a super cool premise, the author includes a running book soundtrack that makes this truly unique!  Plus the author will be adding a book trailer and first chapter sneak peak soon.  One of the best features of Bree’s website, however, is her tools for writers.  If you are an aspiring writer, Bree can give you great advice on getting an agent and more.