National Book Award 2017 -- Young People's Literature
And the winner is . . . Far from the Tree by Robin Benway.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold
Filled with WONDER
When Wonder came out in 2012, I loved it. And I was not alone. Wonder by R. J. Palacio took the kidlit world by storm. And it wasn't because it was being heavily pushed by the publishing industry. No, it was being promoted by the people, young and old(er), who read it and felt compelled to pass the magic of Auggie onto other readers. I found out about it from a middle school teacher who frequented the library. And as soon as I finished it, I started recommending it to just about anyone who asked for a good book.
And now Wonder is a feature film. It hits theaters this weekend. Yes, I'm going to see it. And, if it's movie magic . . . well, I bet you can guess what I'll do.