Sep 15, 2014 9:12 AM
Hiassen a National Book Award finalist
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Carl Hiassen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.
The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, announced Monday that Hiassen was nominated for "Skink-No Surrender" and Anderson for "The Impossible Knife of Memory." Woodson was cited for "Brown Girl Dreaming." Other nominees include Kate Milford's "Greenglass House," Deborah Wiles' "Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two" and Gail Giles' "Girls Like Us." Also on the list were John Corey Whaley's "Noggin," Andrew Smith's "100 Sideways Miles," Steve Sheinkin's "The Port Chicago 50" and "Eliot Schrefer's "Threatened."
The longlists for poetry, nonfiction and fiction will be announced over the following three days. The final five in each category will be announced Oct. 15.