shouting from the rooftops


We here at alphabet soup are jumpin’ for joy at the wonderful news that MARE’S WAR, penned by the brilliant Tanita S. Davis, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award!! Woo Hoo!! It’s one of five books listed in the category of Outstanding Literary Work: Youth/Teens, along with these other titles:

Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose (Macmillan)
Just Another Hero by Sharon Draper (Atheneum)
Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady by David Bergen Brophy (Collins)
Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon (Aladdin).

We celebrated the release of MARE’S WAR (Knopf, 2009) back in June (red stilettos and all), and besides being a Junior Library Guild selection, it was also deemed a Best Young Adult Book for 2009 by Kirkus

The NAACP nomination is huge, and we are thrilled to bits for Tanita. We offer our heartfelt congratulations!! ♥

*thunderous applause, skyrockets, 1000 chocolate cupcakes*

Click here to go to the NAACP Awards website to check out all the books nominated in the children’s, teen and adult categories.

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