Some comments on SHINE and the National Book Award

As I watched my Twitter feed yesterday, I was saddened to find out that Lauren Myracle’s Shine was no longer a finalist for the National Book Award. In my perusal of the tweets, I saw something about a need to preserve the integrity of the award, which, given the content of Lauren Myracle’s book… never mind. I won’t go there. Here are a few of the other responses I found in my feed.

Libba Bray’s response
Associated Press article
Response from YALSA at The Hub

You can find out what people are saying on Twitter by checking out the hashtag #isupportshine

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