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Monday, November 4, 2013

National Book Award Young People's Literature Nominees


from the 2013 National Book Award announcement site

UPDATE:  wINNER:        tHE tHING ABOUT LUCK by cynthia Kadohata

FINALISTS:

Kathi AppeltThe True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
 Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this National Book Award finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt.
Cynthia KadohataThe Thing About Luck (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
 There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family

Tom McNealFar Far Away (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
 Amazon's page has it listed as a "dark, traditional fairytale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.
Meg RosoffPicture Me Gone (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Group USA)
 Amazon, "Unforgettable page turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss."

Gene Luen YangBoxers & Saints (First Second/Macmillan) 
Graphic Novel:  China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

LONGLIST:

- Kate DiCamilloFlora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick Press)
- Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots (Philomel, A division of Penguin Group USA)
- Alaya Dawn JohnsonThe Summer Prince (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
- David LevithanTwo Boys Kissing (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House)
- Anne UrsuThe Real Boy (Walden Pond Press/an Imprint HarperCollinsPublishers)

JUDGES:


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