National Book Award Shortlist Announced!
It's here! It's here!
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)
WOO-HOO! Go go go American Born Chinese!
And a nice smattering of YA as well (though I think there'll be some objections to the fact that King Dork, An Abundance of Katherines, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl didn't make it).