Boxers & Saints made the National Book Award shortlist! What an incredible honor! I must've screamed for five minutes straight after I found out. I'm reading the rest of the list right now. You should do the same. Such amazing books!
I just finished a two-week book tour, so I haven't been able to properly blog about this until now. On September 16, the National Book Foundation announced their 2013 Longlist for Young People's Literature, and Boxers & Saints is on it! I was absolutely speechless when I found out. In 2006, the National Book Award nomination [...]