2001

A Step from Heaven

By An Na

Original Publisher: Front Street Books (Boyds Mills Press)
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Kate DiCamillo for The Tiger Rising
  • Phillip Hoose for We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History
  • An Na for A Step from Heaven
  • Marilyn Nelson for Carver: A Life in Poems

YPL Winner That Year: Virginia Euwer Wolff for True Believer

Judges That Year: Kay Cassell, Ellen Howard, Beth Kephart, Lisa Clayton Robinson, Jane Resh Thomas

The Year in Literature: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck won the Newbery Medal.  Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond won the Printz Award.

More Information: 

  • An Na’s first writing teacher was fellow National Book Award Finalist Jacqueline Woodson.
  • As a child, Na read voraciously, shutting herself in the bathroom for hours―the only room with a lock on the door―so that she could read without interruption.

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