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Finalists announced for the 2012 Cybils

The finalists were announced Tuesday  for this year's Children and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, or Cybils. Nominations for the awards are taken from the general public beginning in October, and the Cybils judges make the final choices. Here are the books that made the final cut in the graphic novel category:

Elementary/Middle GradeAnnie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph LambertGiants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael RosadoHilda and the Midnight Giant, by Luke PearsonLittle White Duck: A Childhood in China, by Na Liu and Andrés Vera MartínezNathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! by Nathan Hale

Young AdultDarkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, by Lila Quintero WeaverDrama, by Raina TelgemeierFriends with Boys, by Faith Erin HicksIchiro, by Ryan InzanaMarathon, by Boaz Yakin

The winners will be announced on February 14, and in the meantime, having read most of these books, I can testify that there's plenty of good reading here.

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