2011 National Book Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2011 National Book Award have been announced.  And this year, the Young People’s Literature category has six nominations instead of the normal five due to miscommunication.

Here are the six nominees:


Chime by Franny Billingsley (my review)

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (my review)

My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson


Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (my review)