Impressive New Talent

In celebration of first time authors, a new Award is given out by ALA recognizing high quality teen lit. A couple titles that wowed the judges this year are, Curse Dark as Gold about a certain Jack Spinner, who can transform straw into gold and Charlotte Miller who works out a deal with Jack to save her family's mill. So much more going on than just a re-worked fairy tale. The Honor Titles for this award are, Me, the Missing, and the Dead, Graceling, Absolute Brightness, and Madapple


Me, the Missing, and the Dead sounds like a good read! It's intriguing that it was first released in Great Britain under the title Finding Violet Park.