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National Book Award Finalists, 2009

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 16, 2009

The winners of the National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Here is the list of finalists for the Young People’s Literature award:


Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Henry Holt) – Interview
Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – Interview
David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.) – Interview
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic) – Interview
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

Kathi Appelt, Coe Booth, Carolyn Coman, Nancy Werlin, Gene Luen Yang

You can visit the National Book Foundation for more information: http://www.nationalbook.org

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