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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