Saturday, November 21, 2009

NBA in Young People's Literature Winner Announced

The National Book Award for Young People's Literature was given Wednesday night to Phillip Hoose, for Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, a true-life account of the 15-year-old African-American girl who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks. Hoose walked to the podium with Colvin, and in accepting his medal, called the honor "unreal."

Congratulations to Phillip Hoose. Haven't read it yet - have any of you? (I was rooting for Lips Touch.)

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