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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Did you people see this??

The 2009 National Book Awards Finalists have been announced...

And did you notice one of those is our friend Laini Taylor (with illustrations from her super-duper partner in life and crime, Jim Di Bartolo)???

WHEEEE! It couldn't happen to a more wonderful person or a more talented author. Here's the entire list:

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)

Congrats to all!

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