SIBA announces longlist for Poppy’s Pants young adult book prize


mosquitoland david arnoldThe Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) announced the longlist for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Ten books earned nominations for the “Poppy’s Pants” category of young adult fiction.

The longlist for the young adult prize are Anything Could Happen by Will Walton, Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan, Mosquitoland by David Arnold, The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage, Persuasion by Martina Boone, Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams, Terminal by Kathy Reichs, The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill, Valiant by Sarah McGuire, and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.

SIBA booksellers vote on the list this month,with finalists to be announced in April. The winners of each category will be announced on July 4.

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