National Book Awards finalists 2011 announced

On October 12, the National Book Awards finalists were announced.  Typically, five titles are selected in each category, but in Young People’s Literature, six titles were named Finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards.  They are:

  • Franny Billingsley, Chime (Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc.)
  • Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy (Marshall Cavendish)
  • Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again (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 (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Judges for the Young People’s Literature category were Marc Aronson (Panel Chair), Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver.

Winners will be announced on November 16, 2011.

More information about the finalists in all categories is available at http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2011.html.

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