Back in June, we were so pleased to announce that three EMLA titles were on the 2010 nomination list for Best Fiction for Young Adults. The list is compiled by the YALSA division of the American Library Association (formerly known as Best Books for Young Adults), and nominations will continue to be added until November.
Well, the latest additions include another EMLA book! Debut author Conrad Wesselhoeft's Adios, NIrvana (Houghton, October) joins Elizabeth C. Bunce's StarCrossed (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, October; C. J. Omololu's Dirty Little Secrets (Walker & Co., February); and Heather Tomlinson's Toads and Diamonds (Holt, March).
All the nominated titles are currently being discussed by the Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee. The final selected titles will be announced shortly after the Midwinter meeting of the ALA next January.
Congratulations to Conrad! (And again to Elizabeth, Cynthia, and Heather!)