11 October 2006

National Book Award Finalists Announced

The nominees for Young People's Literature are:

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick Press)
  • Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press)
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick (Hyperion Books for Children)
  • The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (Dial/Penguin)
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)

I have only read the spectacular Sold thus far, but Octavian Nothing is sitting on my desk...

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