My boy won! M. T. Anderson was awarded the 2006 National Book Award for Young People's Literature yesterday for his powerful novel, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.
The other winners are:
Poetry - Splay Anthem by Nathaniel Mackey
Non-fiction - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by (Seattleite!) Timothy Egan
Fiction - The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
Way to go, gentlemen!