2007

Touching Snow

By M. Sindy Felin

Current & Digital Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Kathleen Duey for Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
  • M. Sindy Felin for Touching Snow
  • Brian Selznick for The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Sara Zarr for Story of a Girl

YPL Winner That Year: Sherman Alexie for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Judges That Year: Pete Hautman, James Howe, Patricia McCormick, Elizabeth Partridge, Scott Westerfeld

The Year in Literature: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron won the Newbery Medal. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang won the Printz Award.

More Information: Touching Snow is M. Sindy Felin’s first and only novel, but she says she would consider writing more about Katrina, the book’s narrator, in the future. “She is such a fully formed character in my mind that I already know bits and pieces of her future―those things helped me form her identity as we see it in Touching Snow. I would love to see her make another appearance in the future―but she’d have to have quite the compelling reason to do so.”

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