- Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory (Viking/ Penguin Group (USA))
- Gail Giles, Girls Like Us (Candlewick Press)
- Carl Hiaasen, Skink—No Surrender (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/ Random House)
- Kate Milford, Greenglass House (Clarion Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Eliot Schrefer, Threatened (Scholastic Press)
- Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
(Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
- Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
- John Corey Whaley, Noggin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
- Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic Press)
- Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))
November 19th- The winners will be announced.
My favorite of the list: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson,
I've read six of the books. The three of the other four, by Hiaasen, Milford, and Wiles, have a target audience of middle grade students.
Do you have a favorite on the list?