National Book Awards Finalists Announced, Young People’s Literature and Poetry

October 23, 2009

The National Book Awards finalists for Young People’s Literature and Poetry have been announced. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 18th.

Finalists in Young People’s Literature:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Stitches by David Small
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Finalists in Poetry:
Versed by Rae Armantrout
Or to Begin Again by Ann Lauterbach
Speak Low by Carl Phillips
Open Interval by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy by Keith Waldrop