Congratulations to all involved in the creation of this year’s young people’s winner of the National Book Award, especially author Phillip Hoose, editor Melanie Kroupa, and Claudette Colvin herself. As I think I made clear in this post, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is one of my favorite books of the year. Hurray!
I’m a big fan of the runners-up too:
Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.)
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)