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2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The six shortlist titles for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—were announced on November 8. 

Check out the full list here!

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Anything but Fine
by Tobias Madden

Sixteen-year-old Luca has studied ballet since he was three and hopes to make it his profession, so when he falls and breaks his foot, he feels his life is over. To make matters worse, since he can no longer dance, he loses his arts scholarship and must leave his school to attend a (shudder) public school.

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As a kid I had no aspiration to be a writer. What I did have was an active imagination, an inner world where I was constantly inventing stories and scenarios for my own enjoyment.

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