National Book Award Finalists. Who would get your vote

Last week, the finalists for the National Book Award were announced.  The finalists in “Young People’s Literature” are:

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.)

Kathryn  Erskine, Mockingbird (Philomel Books)

Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)

Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown (Amistad)

Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer (Amistad)

I thought it was interesting that two nominees are from the same publisher, Amistad.  Ship Breaker and Mockingbird are both post-apocalyptic, and, as always, they all touch on some topic found in today’s headline news.  So, which one would get your vote?



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