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

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Okay for now Teen Book Okay for now

Schmidt, Gary D.
TEEN SCHMIDT

As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

2011 Finalist




My name is not easy Teen Book My name is not easy

Edwardson, Debby Dahl.
TEEN EDWARDS

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

2011 Finalist




Flesh & blood so cheap : the Triangle fire and its legacy Teen Book Flesh & blood so cheap : the Triangle fire and its legacy

Marrin, Albert.
TEEN 974.7104 MARRIN

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people--mostly women--perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.

2011 Finalist




Chime Teen Book Chime

Billingsley, Franny, 1954-
TEEN BILLING

In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.

2011 Finalist




Mockingbird Juvenile Book Mockingbird

Erskine, Kathryn.
J ERSKINE

Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.

2010 Winner




Dark water Teen Book Dark water

McNeal, Laura.
TEEN MCNEAL

Living in a cottage on her uncle's southern California avocado ranch since her parent's messy divorce, fifteen-year-old Pearl Dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal migrant worker, and is trapped with him when wildfires approach his makeshift forest home.

2010 Finalist




Lockdown Teen Book Lockdown

Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
TEEN MYERS

Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.

2010 Finalist




One crazy summer Juvenile Book One crazy summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
J WILLIAM

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

2010 Finalist




Ship breaker Teen Book Ship breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo.
TEEN BACIGAL

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

2010 Finalist




Homeless bird book Homeless bird

Whelan, Gloria.
eBOOK OVERDRI

When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

2009 Winner




What I saw and how I lied Teen Book What I saw and how I lied

Blundell, Judy.
TEEN BLUNDEL

In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.

2008 Winner




The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian Teen Book The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
TEEN ALEXIE

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

2007 Winner




The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy Juvenile Book The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy

Birdsall, Jeanne.
J BIRDSAL

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

2005 Winner




The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. Volume one. the pox party eAudio Book The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. Volume one. the pox party

Anderson, M. T.
eAUDIO OVERDRI

Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments.

2006 Winner




The canning season Teen Book The canning season

Horvath, Polly.
TEEN HORVATH

Thirteen-year-old Ratchet spends a summer in Maine with her eccentric great-aunts Tilly and Penpen, hearing strange stories from the past and encountering a variety of unusual and colorful characters.

2003 Winner




The house of the scorpion Teen Book The house of the scorpion

Farmer, Nancy.
TEEN FARMER

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patro?n, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

2002 Winner




True believer eAudio Book True believer

Wolff, Virginia Euwer.
eAUDIO OVERDRI

Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.

2001 Winner




Homeless bird book Homeless bird

Whelan, Gloria.
eBOOK OVERDRI

When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

2000 Winner




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