So they posted the finalists for the National Book Award today. In the Young People's Literature category, there's two of the kidlitosphere's favorites, Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Sara Zarr's Story of a Girl. Congrats to these authors and all their fellow finalists!
On a side note, may we all take a moment to appreciate how 1950's the term "Young People's Literature" is? I feel like we should go to the malt shop and gossip about how Betty Ann let her boyfriend Joe pet below the neck.
Thanks to Ally Carter's blog for the news.