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15 October 2008 @ 12:10 pm
National Book Award finalists announced  
Congrats to our LJ friend Laurie Halse Anderson in being named as a finalist for the National Book Award for CHAINS. I am thrilled to see a few other books there, too, especially my pal Kathi Appelt's THE UNDERNEATH. Ditto E. Lockhart's THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS. For once, I have read a few of the books that are on the list.


Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains (Simon & Schuster)
Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum)
Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic)
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion)
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now (Alfred A. Knopf)

Young People's Literature Judges: Daniel Handler (chair), Holly Black, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, Cynthia Voigt.

Here is the link: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2008.html
Current Mood: over the moon
Faerlyn: booksfaerlyn_darkelf on October 15th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
I just bought a Holly Black book, Tithe. need to read it. just finished hollow hills trilogy, verrry good...
lizgallagherlizgallagher on October 15th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled for Kathi, too! :)