Wednesday, October 11, 2006

National Book Award shortlist

The National Book Awards shortlists have been announced.

Here's the list for "Young People's Literature"

M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor tothe Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)
Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press)
Patricia McCormick, Sold (Hyperion Books for Children)
Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival (Dial/Penguin)
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck

I've read two of these titles and reviewed one, The Rules of Survival, which I really, really liked. Go Nancy Werlin!

By the way...what's with the "young people's literature" title? It sounds weird, no?

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