Lauren Myracle Withdraws from NBA

After learning that she was a nominee for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her book Shine, Lauren Myracle got the disappointing news that the announcement was a mistake. The nominee was supposed to be the sound alike Chime by Franny Billingsley, but the committee decided to go ahead and include both books.

Now, according to a report by the Associated Press, the committee has changed their minds again and Myracle has complied with a request from NBA to withdraw Shine from consideration.

3 Responses to “Lauren Myracle Withdraws from NBA”

  1. Jan Says:

    Sounds really wrong, to me, on different levels.

  2. Mary Says:

    Makes you wonder about the whole NBA process. Maybe they just throw books in a big pile and grab 5 randomly! I feel bad for Lauren – seems like they could have handled this with more of their famous integrity ;-)

  3. Monica McAbee Says:

    Don’t these people cite the author’s name along with the title???? Billingsley doesn’t sound like Myracle. Sloppy sloppy sloppy.