Before I head over to see which book was chosen in this morning's Battle of the Kids' Books, I must state my choice to move on. As intricate and complicated as Children of the King is, I hope that Brown Girl Dreaming wins this first round. Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in verse is magnificent.
Let's see if today's BoB judge agrees with me.
Update: YES!! http://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/