Friday, November 22, 2013

National Book Award Winner!

The winners of the 2013 National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday and the winner for Young People's Literature went to:  The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata! 

The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

Check out the other nominees as well!

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal - Young Adult

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff - Young Adult

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang - Young Adult

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