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National Book Award Finalists Announced

on October 13, 2010

The National Book Award Finalists for Young People have been announced. I’m happy to see Rita Williams Garcia’s Book, One Crazy Summer, on the list. My YA book club just finished reading and discussing this story last night. All of us agreed that the book was engaging and well-written.

I also noted with interest that Walter Dean Meyer’s story, Lockdown, about a boy in a juvenile detention also made the list.  The teens in my juvenile detention center poetry workshop love Monster, and I know this one will be a hit with them too.

Young People’s Literature

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker
Little, Brown & Co.

Kathryn  Erskine, Mockingbird
Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Laura McNeal, Dark Water
Alfred A. Knopf

Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

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