Yes!! Claudette Colvin Wins Young People’s National Book Award

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
(Henry Holt)
David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.)
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)


Filed under awards, History

3 responses to “Yes!! Claudette Colvin Wins Young People’s National Book Award

  1. As this winner was announced I sat here thinking of your postings about the book and your father’s story…made the night even more meaningful! Thank you again!


  2. Ironic and sad that the publisher of this book has closed its doors.


  3. Not exaclty. FSG is under the umbrella of Macmillan. However, the editor of the book, Melanie Kroupa, is gone along with her imprint. And I have to say she is amazing — she worked with me for years to help me shape my book. FSG ended up not doing it, but I’m very grateful to Melanie for her help.


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