Two Friends are National Book Award Finalists!

YAY, Franny Billingsley and Debby Dahl Edwardson! You guys ROCK!!!
National Book Award 2011 finalists announced — The National Book Foundation announced on Wednesday its finalists for the 2011 National Book Award. The announcement was made by past National Book Award winners, finalists, and judges in front of a live audience at the new Literary Arts Center in Portland, Oregon as part of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s morning radio program, Think Out Loud.
Franny Billingsley, Chime; (Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc.)
Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy; (Marshall Cavendish)
Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again; (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy; (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
Lauren Myracle, Shine; (Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS)
Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now; (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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