The finalists have been announced. Here’s the list of finalists for Young People’s Literature:
- Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose
- Stitches by David Small
- Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
- Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia
I’m a bit surprised. At least last year there were a few that I expected, this year not a one. I’m familiar with most of the titles and I’ve heard good things about Charles and Emma but still not one that I would call a standout of the year, at least as far as buzz is concerned. Despite my surprise, I’m definitely interested in getting to know some of these books. I’ve put a couple on hold already.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the list?