The book world is abuzz over the latest news in the saga of the 2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Last week, the National Book Foundation announced six finalists for the Young People’s Literature National Book Award, confirming that Lauren Myracle’s Shine was nominated in error, but that it would remain in contention. This week, Myracle and her publisher issued a statement saying that the NBF asked her to resign to â€œpreserve the integrity of the award and the judges’ work.â€ (You can read more on the controversy at Publishers’ Weekly.) What do you think of the controversy?
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