The finalists for the 2nd Annual Kirkus Prizes were announced yesterday. The award comes with a $50,000 prize. Winners will be announced on October 15th.
Here are the finalists for Young Readers’ Literature:
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
The New Small Person by Lauren Child
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older