National Book Award

Phillip Hoose has won the 2009 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for his book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.  At the National Book Award website, you can see the other winners and an interview with Phillip Hoose.

There were 251 books nominated for the award in the Young People category.  The five finalists were great choices and so is the winner.  Congratulations to all!

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