Brian Selznick

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Not so much a graphic novel as it is a collection of short stories saturated with mysterious illustrations, Australian author/illustrator Shaun Tan’s new book brings fantasy, magic realism, allegories, and absurdities to the subdivisions and strip malls of the postmodern suburban landscape. As one might expect from the author of the wordless masterpiece

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The National Book foundation has given yearly awards for the best American fiction, nonfiction and poetry since 1950.  In the past sixteen years they have also awarded books in a Young People’s Literature category.  This list includes all winners and finalists of the award since it began in 1996.  Each year’s winner is listed first …

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