"The Chameleon Couch" by Yusef Komunyakaa, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"Tonight No Poetry Will Serve" by Adrienne Rich, published by W.W. Norton & Co.
"Devotions" by Bruce Smith, published by University of Chicago Press
Young People's Literature:
"My Name Is Not Easy" by Debby Dahl Edwardson, published by Marshall Cavendish Corp.
"Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai, published by HarperCollins
"Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy" by Albert Marrin, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
"Shine" by Lauren Myracle, published by Amulet Books (LA Times review)
"Okay for Now" by Gary D. Schmidt, published by Clarion Books"Chime" by Franny Billingsley