Oh, man. Sometimes online humor and sarcasm and trying to be funny just doesn't travel well... hence I decided not to make any really, really bad jokes about how the The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary were like a giant wave, taking down Nation. Or worse.
So, simply, on the last match up of round 1, Lincoln defeats Nation. Tho I'm sure a lot of you had already printed up your newspapers with Nation defeats Lincoln.
So far, two of the Printz Honor Books move forward; and two fall.
In my continued interest in WHY decisions were made, Ann Brashares goes for effort. The Lincolns shows more effort than Nation. What with it being non-fiction and all. A fiction book that doesn't show effort....isn't that usually a good thing? Huh.
You know, if I were an author looking at these decisions for clues to write the bestest book ever, I'd be confused right now.
Your teen self should like it...it should show effort...it should break hearts...all while blowing the lid off the genre, feature a scrappy underdog, be scholarly, and let's not forget, shake up our expectations. Oops, I haven't posted on Graceling/Underneath yet. So, that standard, too.
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