Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2009 National Book Award Finalists Announced

The 2009 National Book Award Finalists have been announced! Out of 251 titles nominated, these 5 made the final cut in the Young People's Lit category:

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Stitches by David Small
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

To check out more info on the National Book Award, including past years' winners, head over to the National Book Foundation's website. Last year, What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell won the 2008 NBA, a fabulous book that I probably would have never heard of if it hadn't been nominated.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 18th!


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