Congratulations, National Book Awards Finalists!

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced this morning, and we'd like to extend a special congratulations to former Cybils panelist Laini Taylor, who received a nomination for her book, Lips Touch: Three Times. Laini was a panelist in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category last year.

The NBA finalists in the Young People's Literature category are:

Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
(Henry Holt)
Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.)
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

You can see the complete list of NBA finalists here.

As a side note, all of the NBA finalists in the Young People's Literature category have also been nominated for the Cybils, although one of them, Stitches, doesn't meet our eligibility requirements since it was published as an adult book. 

A big congratulations to all the National Book Awards finalists!

Sheila Ruth