National Book Award for Young People’s Literature short-list announced

Yep, it’s definitely award season…

Here’s the short-list for the 2011 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature:

Franny Billingsley,Chime, edited by Kathy Dawson (Dial),

Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy, edited by Melanie Kroupa (Marshall Cavendish);

Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again, edited by Tara Weikum (Harper);

Albert Marrin, Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, edited by Michelle Frey (Knopf);

Lauren Myracle, Shine, edited by Susan Van Metre (Abrams/Amulet); Ooops…someone made a mistake…see below for more info.

Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now, edited by Virginia Buckley (Clarion).

***Poor Ms. Myracle. She has voluntarily removed her book Shine from the short-list  as it appears someone made a mistake. See the Publisher’s Weekly article for more on this.  You can show your support for Ms. Myracle by buying her book, which I hear is an awesome book about bullying.  What a disappointment for both her and her publisher. I plan on buying and reading her book in any case, and I hope you do too.

 The winner will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards ceremony in New York City, which will be hosted by John Lithgow.