National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards today. Here are the finalists in the Young People's Literature category:
Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
David Small, Stitches
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
I'm excited that two finalists: Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith and Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice are nominees in the Cybils Nonfiction MG/YA Category, the category in which I'm serving as a Round 1 panelist. By the way, tomorrow (October 15) is the last day in which you can submit nominations, so head on over to the Cybils site and nominate your favorite books ASAP if you haven't already!
For more information about the nominated books and to see the nominees in other categories, visit National Book Foundation.