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AWARD WINNERS: National Book Awards - Young People's Literature

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The Thing About Luck Juvenile Book The Thing About Luck
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

2013 Winner

Kadohata, Cynthia.
J KADOHAT

Boxers Teen Book Boxers
In China in 1898 bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough: harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

2013 Finalist

Yang, Gene Luen, author, artist.
TEEN YANG

Saints Teen Book Saints
China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship and a name, Vibiana in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie ... and whether she is willing to die for her faith.

2013 Finalist

Yang, Gene Luen, author, artist.
TEEN YANG

Picture me gone Teen Book Picture me gone
Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father's best friend, who has gone missing.

2013 Finalist

Rosoff, Meg, author.
TEEN ROSOFF

The true blue scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Juvenile Book The true blue scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

2013 Finalist

Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
J APPELT

Far far away Teen Book Far far away
When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

2013 Finalist

McNeal, Tom.
TEEN MCNEAL

Goblin secrets Juvenile Book Goblin secrets
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.

2012 Winner

Alexander, William (William Joseph), 1976-
J ALEXAND

Never fall down : a novel Teen Book Never fall down : a novel
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge.

2012 Finalist

McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
TEEN MCCORMI

Bomb : the race to build--  and steal-- the world's most dangerous weapon Juvenile Book Bomb : the race to build-- and steal-- the world's most dangerous weapon
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

2012 Finalist

Sheinkin, Steve.
J 623.4511 SHEINKI

Inside out & back again Juvenile Book Inside out & back again
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

2011 Winner

Lai, Thanhha.
J LAI

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