Thursday, November 20, 2008

National Book Award Youth Winner

Cindy: The Winner of the Young People's Literature National Book Award was announced last night....drum roll please....Congratulations go to Judy Blundell for her novel What I Saw and How I Lied. For more information about the award and the complete shortlist, head to the NBA website. You can check out our opinion of Blundell's book in our Nov. 12th post. I have to add a shout out to her editor, David Levithan! Congratulations all around to Scholastic.

Judges for the Young People's division this year were: Daniel Handler (chair--and the guy who claims to represent Lemony Snickett), Holly Black, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, Cynthia Voigt. Our teen readers would do well to spend some time in the company of these authors' books. Voigt's Tillerman series, starting with Homecoming, remains one of my favorite series of all time.