Literature Awards: Truman Award Nominees 2008-2009
These sites are about the Truman Awards nominees for 2008-2009. Includes biographies for the authors, some book excerpts, reviews, and activities.
Find out how books are nominated and chosen for the award.
2008-2009 Truman Award Nominations
Here is a list of books nominated for 2008-2009 Truman Award.
"The Beast of Noor" by Janet Lee Carey
Read reviews and excerpts of the book. Includes the author's responses to questions asked by kids. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Pete Hautman: The Author of Rash
This is an official website for the author. Click on "FAQs" and "Personal" links to learn more about the author and read his interviews. Also, there is writing tips for young writer. Click on the book "Rush" to read inspiration of the book. NOTE: There are links to external websites and some broken links.
"Rash" by Pete Hautman
Read a book review from Young Adult Book Reviews.
"Sand Dollar Summer" by Kimberly K. Jones
Here are brief reviews of "Sand Dollar Summer". Click "Home" to find information about the author.
Watt Key Home Page
Learn more about the author and her book, "Black Duck". Click on the book to read the author's notes related to the book. Includes author interviews on FAQs, Black Duck, her life, and more. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
Kirsten Miller: Kiki Strike Inside the Shadow City's Author
Read an interview to learn more about Kirsten Miller and inspiration for her book. Learn how plots, characters, and ideas of the story came from. There is also a link to the author's official website. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to external websites.
This is an official website of Kiki Strike. Use links on the right to browse each chapter. Includes interactive maps of locations mentioned in the diary, information of irregulars, and more.
Han Nolan: The Author of `A Summer of Kings'
Find out what Han Nolan's life was like when she grew up, how she became a writer, and where she got ideas for her stories. Includes photos of her and her family. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
Discussion Guide for "Life as We Knew It"
This 3-page PDF file is a reading guide that has discussion questions and activities that go along with the book.
Author Interview: Susan Beth Pfeffer on "Life as We Knew It" and "The Dead and the Gone"
Read how the author started writing her first book and advices for young writers.
Wendelin Van Draanen
Learn about the author including her inspiration, favorite things, and writing career. Click "Read an interview with Wendelin" to learn more about the author.
Runaway: Discussion Questions and Journal Writing Activities
A 4-page pdf has discussion questions and writing activities that go along with the book.