By M.T. Anderson

Current & Digital Publisher: Candlewick

Reading Level: Ages 14 & Up

Collage by Carrie Arcos:


YPL Finalists That Year:

  • M.T. Anderson for Feed
  • Naomi Shihab Nye for 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
  • Elizabeth Partridge for This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
  • Jacqueline Woodson for Hush

YPL Winner That Year: Nancy Farmer for The House of the Scorpion

Judges That Year: Christopher Paul Curtis, Sandra Jordan, Gregory Maguire, Han Nolan, Rita Williams-Garcia

The Year in Literature: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal. A Step from Heaven by An Na won the Printz Award.

More Information: Feed also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected as one of ALA’s best books for young adults. M.T. Anderson won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2006 for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party.

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