The finalists for the National Book Award in Young Peoples Literature are:
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Chains (Simon & Schuster);
Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum);
Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic);
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion);
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now (Alfred A. Knopf).
Don't miss tomorrow's Cynsational interview with Kathi!