So much good news, it’s hard to decide which book jacket to showcase! Let’s go in order of pub date, shall we?
The genius librarians at YALSA have nominated Ellen Booraem’s The Unnameables to the 2010 Best Books for Young Adult list. Blog readers may recall that I sat in on the discussion of the 2009 list at ALA earlier this year, and I’m thrilled that The Unnameables is a nominee. The latest version of the list of nominated titles is here, and ALSO includes fellow kt literary client Matthew Cody’s debut novel Powerless!
Matt’s had a bunch of good news lately — the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) has also selected Powerless as one of the ABC New Voices Picks for spring, and will feature it at their New Voices luncheon at BEA later this month. In addition, Knopf, which is publishing Powerless in November, is also including Matt’s book as one of only 6 titles published by Random House Children’s Books included in their “Fresh Fiction from New Voices” promotion.
And I have more good news to share about Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French, but I have to hold off on it for another week.
That should be enough for now, right? Do any of you have good news to share?