Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2011 National Book Awards - Young People's Literature

Oh, the first of the big lists! Once again it is another eclectic mix o stuff. And so my list of books to read grows and grows.

Franny Billingsley, Chime
(Dial, an imprint of Random House)

Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy
(Marshall Cavendish)

Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again [my review]
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)

Lauren Myracle, Shine
(Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS)

Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now [my review]*
(Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Young People’s Literature Judges: Marc Aronson (Panel Chair), Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver

Also, note that John Corey Whaley's selection as a 5 under 35 honoree. Nice! See Patti's review here.

*I saw a tweet a couple months ago by Matt de la Peña where he said he wanted to buy Gary D Schmidt a beer.


Jenn H. said...

Wow, I've read all but two this year! Glad I don't have to choose. This looks like a really hard one.

Patti said...

I have not read a one of them. How crazy is that? I feel weird about it.