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November 26, 2010


The ALA Notable Books list is actually meant to be books published in 2009 (despite the misleading title). A committee of librarians meets in January of each year and compiles a list of notable books from the previous year. The year is meant to denote when the list was compiled. The notable books from this year (2010) won't be determined until January 2011. This may be unnecessarily confusing for people not familiar with ALA and its awards structure.

Thanks for the clarification!

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