aka YA Literature

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the finalist for the National Book Awards. The following are the finalist in the area of Young People's Literature:

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
M. Sindy Felin, Touching Snow
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl

Sadly, I've only heard of one of these books....and I haven't read any of them! Couldn't they have chosen at least one or two popular titles! I mean, I'm not expecting the see Stephenie Meyer on the list (she's far too good for a stupid National Book Award)...but at least something we might already have in our collection!


Anonymous said...

Two of those books--the Alexie and the Selznick--are New York Times bestsellers. That's pretty darn popular!

Holly said...

I am only familiar with the Selznick and Zarr ones. I am so far behind in my reading :(

Cody said...

There might be a couple bestsellers on the list, but I can honestly say that I have NEVER had a teen ask for any of these books!