By Laurie Halse Anderson
Current & Digital Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)
Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Laurie Halse Anderson for Chains
- Kathi Appelt for The Underneath
- E. Lockhart for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
- Tim Tharp for The Spectacular Now
YPL Winner That Year: Judy Blundell for What I Saw and How I Lied
Judges That Year: Holly Black, Daniel Handler, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, Cynthia Voigt
The Year in Literature: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz won the Newbery Medal. The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean won the Printz Award.
More Information: Chains went on to win the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 2009. Anderson was previously nominated for a National Book Award in 1999 for Speak.
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