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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2010 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between November 1, 2008 and October 31, 2009. This is the first time the awards have been announced. YALSA will name the 2010 winner at the Youth Media Awards on January 18, during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The 2010 finalists are:

* Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick
* Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
* Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/ Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan children's Publishing Group
* The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous and Stupendous Life of the Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming, published by Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House
* Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker, published by Carolrhoda/Lerner

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