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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!


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!