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2013 National Book Award Finalists

Title Author
Winner The Thing About Luck Cynthia Kadohata
Finalist Boxers & Saints Gene Luen Yang
Finalist Far Far Away Tom McNeal
Finalist Picture Me Gone Meg Rosoff
Finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Kathi Appelt