National Book Awards

November 19, 2009

The winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip M Hoose.   Does this mean Hoose will win the Newbery?  History is against him.  Only Holes has won both the Newbery and the National Book Award since 1996, when the Young People’s Literature category was added.

We have four copies of Claudette Colvin, all on the shelf with no holds.  I encourage you to grab those copies and display them on the circ desk with a NBA note or wait for a patron to ask about it and see how quickly your copy is checked out.  Other finalists this year were:  Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith, Stitches, Lips Touch: Three Times, and Jumped.  NBA YP Lit nominees and winners are often titles for older readers, and this year was no exception.  We have all of these titles in the YA section, with the exception of Stitches, which is an adult graphic novel.

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