Drowned City Named a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Finalists for the 36th annual L.A. Times Book Prize were announced yesterday. A big congrats to HMH author Don Brown and his graphic novel Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, a finalist in the young adult category!

See all five finalists in the Young Adult Literature category below and click here for the full list of finalists in all ten categories.

Don Brown, “Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans”
Marilyn Nelson, “My Seneca Village”
Jason Reynolds, “The Boy in the Black Suit”
Laura Amy Schlitz, “The Hired Girl”
Steve Sheinkin, “Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War”

A special shout-out to Booked author Kwame Alexander, who will present the Poetry Award, and David J. Morris, a finalist in the Science & Technology category for his book  The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, as well.

The winners will be named at a ceremony on Saturday, April 9th during the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Best of luck!