Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2010 National Book Award Finalists!

Ok, guys: it's totally on!  The Finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature are out, and I haven't read a single one of them...
Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine
Dark Water, Laura McNeal
Lockdown, Walter Dean Myers
One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia

Interesting looking list though, right?  Some newcomers and some mainstays.  Back-to-back nominations for Rita Williams-Garcia (who was a finalist last year for Jumped).  A third nod for Walter Dean Myers (who was a finalist in 1999 for Monster and 2005 for Autobiography of My Dead Brother, and according to my calculations is the third most award-winning YA author ever.)

So it's time to hit the library and/or bookstore and get these read!  The winner will be announced on November 17th.

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