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					California Young Reader
Medal Nominees


 2010
Elijah of Buxton by
Christopher Paul Curtis
  Floating up like a bubble through
   layers of history, buoyed with
   hope and comic energy…Elijah
   of Buxton tells the story of Elijah
   Freeman, the first freeborn child
   in the historic Elgin Settlement, a
   village of escaped slaves in
   Canada
Cracker: The Best Dog in
Vietnam by Cynthia
Kadohota
  Told in part through the
   uncanny point of view of a
   German shepherd, Cracker! is
   an action-packed glimpse into
   the Vietnam War as seen
   through the eyes of a dog and
   her handler.
 Sculduggery Pleasant:
 Scepter of the Ancients,
 book 1 by Derek Landy
 Meet Skulduggery Pleasant Ace detective
  Snappy dresser Razor-tongued wit
  Crackerjack sorcerer and walking, talking,
  fire-throwing skeleton As well as ally,
  protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a
  very unusual and darkly talented twelve-
  year-old.
 These two alone stand in the way of an all-
  consuming ancient evil.
Young Adult: Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
 The terrain, rules, and level of
  audience participation may
  change but one thing is
  constant: kill or be killed.
  When Kat's sister is chosen
  by lottery, Kat steps up to go
  in her place.
Adoration of Jenna Fox by
Mary E. Pearson
  She wasn’t supposed to survive the
   accident.
  But she did.
Unwind by Neal
Shusterman

 Connor, Risa, and Lev are running
  for their lives.
 Connor is too difficult for his parents
  to control. Risa, a ward of the state is
  not enough to be kept alive. And Lev
  is a tithe, a child conceived and
  raised to be unwound. Together, they
  may have a chance to escape and to
  survive.

				
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