The Heartland Award for Excellence in
Young Adult Literature

The 2008 Winning Book is: Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
The 2009 Heartland Finalists.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill
A Brief Chapter of My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

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