Monday, February 22, 2010

LA Times Book Prize Finalists!

So here are the just-announced finalists for this years LA Times Book Prize in the  Young Adult Lit category They went heavy on the non-fiction this year:

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy, James Cross Giblin
The Lost Conspiracy, Frances Hardinge
Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith, Deborah Heiligman
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary, Elizabeth Partridge
Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan

This is the last of the major US YA awards, so now we're one step closer to definitively naming the award-winningest book of the year.  I guess I still have to wait for the winner to be announced on April 23rd though.

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