The National Book Award finalists were announced, and I was pleased with the list of books chosen for young people's literature, especially since it included Gary Scmidt's Okay For Now, my most recent favorite. Another nominee was Lauren Myracle's Shine, which I reviewed here. Imagine my surprise to read today that oops, the NBA committee made a mistake and didn't really mean to nominate Shine, so they asked Myracle to withdraw her name. Talk about an incompetent, unfortunate mistake! By all accounts, Myracle (who I got to meet when she visited Baldwin a few years ago) handled it with grace and class. Read all about it here.
Click here to see the full list of NBA nominees. What do you think about the screw-up?