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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

rgz Newsflash: National Book Award Finalists!

2011 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalists
Franny BillingsleyChime
(Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc. )
Debby Dahl EdwardsonMy Name Is Not Easy
(Marshall Cavendish)
Thanhha LaiInside Out and Back Again
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Albert MarrinFlesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
Lauren MyracleShine
(Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS)
Gary D. SchmidtOkay for Now
(Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Young People’s Literature Judges: Marc Aronson (Panel Chair), Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver
Hot off the National Book Award site. Congrats, authors and thanks to the judges! Well done!

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Lauren said...

We just got CHIME in at our library! I'm excited to feature it next week during Teen Reads Week! (I may work at a collegiate library, but we're celebrating, too!)

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