Where I Want to Be
By Adele Griffin
Publisher: Putnam (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current & Digital Publisher: Speak (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Adele Griffin for Where I Want to Be
- Chris Lynch for Inexcusable
- Walter Dean Myers for Autobiography of My Dead Brother
- Deborah Wiles for Each Little Bird That Sings
YPL Winner That Year: Jeanne Birdsall for The Penderwicks
Judges That Year: Mari Evans, Claudia Mills, Jim Murphy, Liz Rosenberg, Rita Williams-Garcia
The Year in Literature: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata won the Newbery Medal. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff won the Printz Award.
- Adele Griffin was previously a Finalist in 1997 for Sons of Liberty.
- Adele Griffin’s great-grandmother was pen pals with Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind. Griffin keeps their correspondence in her writing desk and re-reads the letters for inspiration.
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