Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Two for Two

Last year I read and blogged M.T. Anderson's The Astonishing Life... in October, and in November it won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. This year I read Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and blogged it, in November--and today I heard that it, too, has won the NBA for YPL.

What will I read next fall?

p.s.: (do you notice a certain similarity in the titles?)


  1. that's some kind of mojo you've got working! can you harness that kind of power for your friends' and family members' writing? maybe?!

  2. ack!

    1) fabulous taste

    2) I literally just saw that book on the NY Times website, clicked, read, and recorded as future reading for sure... like, just 5 minutes ago. weird.