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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nataional Book Award Finalists!

The National Book Awards Finalists for Young People's Literature are in, and they are...



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

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

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

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

Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

Congratulations to everyone, and especially to Rita Williams-Garcia, our featured author from February. Hooooray!!


9 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Congrats to the Finalists and thanks to the hardworking committee!

holly cupala said...

Oh, how exciting!!!! Congrats to the finalists (and esp to friend Laini! Yay!).

Little Willow said...

Congrats, kudos, and amen to the variety!

MissAttitude said...

I've read only one of these (Claudette Colvin), so all the rest are on my tbr list. They all sound fantastic.
Congrats to the Finalists!
And thanks for posting about this :)

Kate said...

Congrats to all of the finalists. The books all look really good.

millymarie said...

Oh I heard about this. HUGE congrats to everyone! I'm sticking all of these on my upcoming to read list.

Shelli said...

yay Laini - congrads to all.

Vivian said...

Such wonderful books! Congrats to all!

Shelf Elf said...

The variety is exciting. I am thrilled to see Lips Touch there. What an impressive book. Laini is an amazing talent.