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On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's new book, Boxers & Saints, has been nominated for a National Book Award. It's the tale of a young Chinese boy and girl whose lives are upended by the Boxer Rebellion. Yang tells NPR's Petra Mayer that he was inspired by the controversial canonization of several Chinese saints in 2000.
Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
What kid wouldn't like a comforting, joyful book for a holiday gift? A lot of 'em. For true holiday joy, make sure the books you give are truly enjoyable. Here are suggestions for different ages, stages and interests.