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Friday, January 8, 2010

The NAACP Image Awards: Youth Literature Nominees

Thanks to Hip Writer Mama for the heads up on the fantastic Literature nominees for the NAACP Image Awards!

The nominees for Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens are...

Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)

Just Another Hero – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Mare's War – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children's Books)

Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of
HarperCollins Children's Books)
Rock and the River – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)


Congratulations to these awesome authors and publishers! We'll be chatting with Sharon Draper about her amazing novel Copper Sun right here all through February! Woohoo!

4 comments:

MissAttitude said...

Thanks for posting these! I loved Claudette Colvin and Mare's War. I need to read the rest of these books. I just got Rock and the River so I'm even more excited to read it. I haven't read Just Another hero yet, but I've read some of Sharon Draper's other books. I love Sharon Draper and I can't wait for Copper Sun to be discussed :)

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So proud of our friends!

Melissa Walker said...

I am so excited for COPPER SUN discussions too, Ari. I was so emotional reading it. Can't wait to hear from Sharon!

tanita davis said...

Looking forward to reading all of these - woot!