105 Ways to Give a Book

Like, Okay. (Printz and Coretta Scott King Awards)

American Born ChineseA graphic novel wins the Printz award. It’s a new day in Young Adult literature. The 2007 Printz Award winner is:

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
(read it, didn’t love it, but lots of good buzz about it)

2007 Honor Books:
The Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizes an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Copper SunKing Author Book winner:

Copper Sun, written by Sharon Draper
(read it, liked it, very powerful)

King Author Honor Book:
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomKing Illustrator Book winner:

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
(no surprise)

King Illustrator Honor Books:
So, I’ve read about half of these. Looks like I’ve got some catching up to do.

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