Texas Institute of Letters Awards
Arturo O. Martinez won the $500 Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Best Children's Book for Pedrito's World (Texas Tech University Press). The finalist was Rodeo by Roxie Munro (Bright Sky).
Naomi Shihab Nye's I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?: Tales of Driving and Being Driven (Greenwillow), won the $500 Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Best Young Adult Book. The finalists were Throwing Like a Girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey (Marshall Cavendish) and Wonders of the World by Brian Yansky (Flux). Read a Cynsations interview with Brian.
Note: the awards recognize books published in 2007; see also winners in the literature-for-adults categories.