The finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards were announced yesterday morning. Someone messed up in the Young People's Literature category, so there are six finalists this year. The finalists are...
Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy (Marshall Cavendish)
Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Lauren Myracle, Shine (Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS)
Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Franny Billingsley, Chime (Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc. )