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The 2019 Oregon Book Award Finalists

23 Jan
The Oregon Book Award finalists were just announced. The award honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in the genres of poetry, fiction, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers.
The Oregon Book Award winners will be announced at the 32nd annual Oregon Book Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 22 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Cheryl Strayed will host the ceremony.
Here are the finalists for Children’s and YA Literature
ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Judges: Ashyln Anstee, Ben Clanton, Linda Marshall
Kate Berube of Portland, Mae’s First Day of School (Abrams Books)
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Barbara Herkert of Newport, A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White (Henry Holt and Co. )
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Michelle Roehm McCann of Portland, More Girls Who Rocked the World (Aladdin/Beyond Words)
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Emily Whitman of Portland , The Turning (Greenwillow Books)
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Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen (Balzer & Bray)
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LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Judges:  Donna Freitas, Ashley Pérez, Kathryn Reiss
Shea Ernshaw of Bend, The Wicked Deep (Simon & Schuster)
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Fonda Lee of Portland, Cross Fire: An Exo Novel (Scholastic Press)
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Shelley Pearson of Portland, Book Smarts & Tender Hearts  (Ingram Spark)
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Emily Suvada of Portland, This Mortal Coil (Simon & Schuster)
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