Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists – Young Adult Literature

Lynn and Cindy: The Finalists for the 2009 LA Times Book Prize were announced Monday and we are really excited! Four of these were in Lynn’s Top Ten. Here are the finalists:

James Cross Giblin. The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

Frances Hardinge. The Lost Conspiracy

Deborah Heiligman. Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith

Elizabeth Partridge. Marching for Freedom: Walk Together and Don’t You Grow Weary

Shaun Tan. Tales from Outer Suburbia

Congratulations to the finalists and the brilliant committee. The winners will be announced April 23, 2010.

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About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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  1. contact@yamahadtxplorer.net' Andrew Johnson says:

    (Deborah Heiligman) Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith is an excellent book. It does a superb job in exposing Darwin’s flawed views on evolution.

    Andrew Johnson
    Website: Yamaha DTXplorer

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