The week of literary prizes rolls on. Today the finalists for the 2006 National Book Awards were announced. I'll let you click over to the National Book Foundation for all the scoop on the adult books, but here are the nominees in the Young People's Literature category.
M.T.Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)
Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press)
Patricia McCormick, Sold (Hyperion Books for Children)
Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival (Dial/Penguin)
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)