National Book Award Shortlist

 

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Rita Williams-Garcia

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Ibi Zoboi

Just want to make sure you all know that the shortlists for the National Book Awards have been announced. On the list of five authors for Young People’s Literature are two wonderful writers associated with Vermont College of Fine Arts; first, the brilliant and adorable Rita Williams-Garcia, for her book Clayton Byrd Goes Underground; second, Ibi Zoboi, a graduate of VCFA, for her book American Street. Ibi had Rita as an advisor for her first semester at VCFA and those two must have really clicked. Congratulations to them both…to all five shortlisted authors in the category, actually… (and, as we used to claim gleefully for VCFA when I taught there, “World Domination!”)

 

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4 responses to “National Book Award Shortlist

  1. What wonderful photos – and amazing books. Thank you for posting, Julie.

    Nancy Bo Flood

  2. Ha! How much do I love that picture of Rita! And Ibi’s success is so well deserved. I’m not so keen on world domination myself any more–it seemed a good metaphor at one time, not so much now.

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