2006

Keturah and Lord Death

By Martine Leavitt

Current Publisher: Front Street Books (Boyds Mills Press)
Digital Publisher: Namelos

Reading Level: Ages 13 & 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: Leavitt’s books have been translated into more than five different languages, including Dutch and Korean. The Italian edition of her 2004 book, Heck Superhero, was a finalist for the Premio Paolo Ungari/Unicef in 2008.

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