Even though today is Barnett-Klassen Day in my school library, my phone started buzzing at 7:40 a.m. CDT. Why? Because I didn't want to miss the announcement of the 2014 National Book Award Finalists for Young People's Literature. I've read four of the five nominees. I know what I'm reading next. Great job, committee!
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic Press)
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))