Monday, January 17, 2011

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine's 2010 National Book Awards Young People's Literature Acceptance Speech from National Book Foundation on Vimeo.

This year's National Book Award winner for Young Adult literature is a sweet sad story about a girl with asperger's trying to overcome the loss of her beloved older brother after a school shooting and another title to add to the growing list of young adult works featuring characters with learning disabilities. Give it to fans of Nora Leigh Baskin's Anything But Typical. Grade 5+