This Just In! Cybils Nominee Wins National Book Award

The National Book Award winners were announced tonight, and we were proud as could be to see that one of our Cybils nominees for MG/YA Non-Fiction, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, was the winner for Young People's Literature.

Colvin herself–who was jailed as a teenager in 1955 for not giving up her seat to a white woman on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks took her stand–was there along with Hoose as he accepted the award, Reuters reported.

We're also proud to say that the other NBA finalists (check out the full list here) have been nominated for the Cybils, and that one of our past award winners–Gene Luen Yang, for Graphic Novels–was on the judging team this year. Congrats to all of the finalists and to the winner!

–Sarah Stevenson, blog editor