When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose (also named a Robert F. Sibert honor book - a runner-up for the most distinguished informational book for children, and it was the 2009 National Book Award winner in the category for Young People’s Literature);
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly;
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin; and
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.
A review of the winner is in the next post (above this one).