2006

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party

By M.T. Anderson

Current & Digital Publisher: Candlewick

Reading Level: Ages 14 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Martine Leavitt for Keturah and Lord Death
  • Patricia McCormick for Sold
  • Nancy Werlin for The Rules of Survival
  • Gene Luen Yang for American Born Chinese

YPL Winner That Year: M.T. Anderson for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party

Judges That Year: Margaret Bechard, Patricia McKissack, Linda Sue Park, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Jude Watson

The Year in Literature: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins won the Newbery Medal. Looking for Alaska by John Green won the Printz Award.

More Information: M.T. Anderson was previously a Finalist in 2002 for Feed. Both The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party and its sequel, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves, were finalists for the Printz Award.

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