2015 Kirkus Prizes Finalists

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 Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Game of Love and Death Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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 Shadowshaper

The New Small Person by Lauren Child

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older