Young People’s Literature Award

November 20, 2006

The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature was revealed last Wednesday. M.T. Anderson’s “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing” beat out four other terrific finalists. These award winners are selected by a panel of their writer/peers who read more than 500 books to reach their decision. The other nominees were: “Keturah and Lord Death” by Martine Leavitt; “Sold” by Patricia McCormick; “The Rules of Survival” by Nancy Werlin; and “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang.