Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lauren Myracle and the National Book Award

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?


  1. I think it's horrible! They should have just left it on the list. It's not like it's "Captain Underpants" or something! I am going to go buy it tomorrow!

  2. I can't believe that a mistake like this happened, I am having a hard time figuring out how it could happen.