National Book Award
Mockingbird – Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Mockingjay may have been the book that almost everyone was reading and talking about this year, but the recently announced winner of the first big Children’s/YA lit. award of the year is Mockingbird (mok’ing-bûrd). Written by Kathryn Erskine, the middle grade novel joins a growing number of recent books told from the point of view of a child or teen character on the autistic spectrum.