By Franny Billingsley
Books (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current & Digital Publisher: Speak (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Franny Billingsley for Chime
- Debby Dahl Edwardson for My Name Is Not Easy
- Albert Marrin for Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
- Gary D. Schmidt for Okay for Now
YPL Winner That Year: Thanhha Lai for Inside Out & Back Again
Judges That Year: Marc Aronson, Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver
The Year in Literature: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery Medal. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi won the Printz Award.
More Information: Billingsley’s favorite stories as a child were Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid. She used both tales as the inspiration for her first two novels, Well Wished and The Folk Keeper.
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