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2008 Blue Ribbons

blue 08 coverThe good news this year:  we had an extremely strong group of fiction semifinalists, making the selection of the final list agonizing indeed.  The bad news:  it’s probably the oldest-aimed fiction list, overall, that we’ve ever put on Blue Ribbons.  Has the increasing attention to YA fiction in prestigious circles tipped the writing balance?  We don’t know, but we’re glad that there’s plenty of magnificent nonfiction and picture books to fill the gap.

Deborah Stevenson, Editor




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