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National Book Foundation Finalists

   The National Book Foundation announced today that the following are finalists in their Young People's Literature category. It's always a good idea to read what the industry considers to be the best current available books for children. It helps you to clarify what publishers are looking for. And it's just good reading.

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown & Company)

Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

M. Sindy Felin, Touching Snow (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic Press)

Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl (Little, Brown & Company).