2011

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By Albert Marrin

Current & Digital Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Random House)

Reading Level: Ages 10 & 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: Aside from writing more than forty books for young people, Marrin has taught history at both the junior-high and college level. He said his primary interest has been to make history more accessible and lively for young people.

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