2004

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

By Deb Caletti

Current & Digital Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Deb Caletti for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
  • Laban Carrick Hill for Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance
  •  Shelia P. Moses for The Legend of Buddy Bush
  • Julie Anne Peters for Luna

YPL Winner That Year: Pete Hautman for Godless

Judges That Year: James Haskins, Marie G. Lee, Phoebe Stone, Neil Waldman

The Year in Literature: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson won the Printz Award.

More Information: Deb Caletti is the author of several other books for young readers, including The Queen of Everything, Wild Roses, The Story of Us, and Stay. Her first book for adults, He’s Gone, was recently published by Random House.

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