But it's not all bad news coming from the YA category judges. Here's an interesting blog post from Nikki Grimes, one of those judges, saying some very nice things about my friend Carol Saller's book, Eddie's War--one of her favorites of the year in addition to the five (six?) finalists:
"Eddie's War by Carol Fisher Saller shows us the impact of WWII on a farm boy in the Heartland. True and tender."Readers may remember that I reviewed the book here. It was also reviewed in Prime Number Magazine, here. So, not quite an NBA finalist, but almost--and Carol and her book deserve to be recognized.