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BOOKS FOR ADULTS 

Alex & Me, by Irene M. Pepperberg (Collins/HarperCollins Publishers)

American-Made—The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work,
by Nick Taylor (Bantam Books/Random House, Inc.)

Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, by Jim Sheeler
(The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA Inc.)

Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America,
by Steven Waldman (Random House/Random House, Inc.)

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music,
by Steve Lopez (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Group USA Inc.)

Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance,
 by Michael Bart and Laurel Corona (St. Martin’s Press)

BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Preschool
Close to You: How Animals Bond, by Kimiko Kajikawa
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Henry Holt and Company, LLC)

Ages 6-8
That Book Woman, by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small  
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Ages 8-10
Clementine’s Letter, by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
(Disney-Hyperion/Disney Book Group)

Ages 10-12
Shooting the Moon, by Frances O’Roark Dowell
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Young Adult
Sunrise Over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers
(Scholastic Press/Scholastic Inc.)

FEATURE FILMS

Changeling (Universal Pictures & Imagine Entertainment)
Director: Clint Eastwood; Screenwriter: J. Michael Straczynski; Producers: Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard & Robert Lorenz; Executive Producers: Tim Moore & Jim Whitaker

The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood; Screenwriter: Gina Prince-Bythewood; Producers: Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter, Will Smith & Joe Pichirallo; Co-Producers: Ed Cathell III, Ewan Leslie & Aldric Porter; Executive Producer: Jada Pinkett Smith

Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Celador Films & FILM4)
Director: Danny Boyle; Co-Director (India): Loveleen Tandan; Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy; Producer: Christian Colson; Co-Producer: Paul Ritchie; Executive Producers: Paul Smith & Tessa Ross; Co-Executive Producers: François Ivernel & Cameron McCracken

The Visitor (Overture Films)
Director: Tom McCarthy; Screenwriter: Tom McCarthy; Producers: Mary Jane Skalski & Michael London; Executive Producers: Omar Amanat, Jeff Skoll, Ricky Strauss & Chris Salvaterra

WALL●E (Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios)
Director: Andrew Stanton; Screenwriters: Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon; Producer: Jim Morris; Co-Producer: Lindsey Collins; Executive Producer: John Lasseter

Young@Heart (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Director: Stephen Walker; Producer: Sally George; Executive Producers: Hannah Beckerman & Jane Villiers

TELEVISION & CABLE

 ABC Primetime—The Last Lecture: A Celebration of Life (ABC-TV)
Writers: Diane Sawyer & Geoff Martz; Producer: Geoff Martz; Executive Producer: David T. Sloan

American Masters—Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (PBS/Thirteen WNET New York)
Director: Jim Brown; Producers: Jim Brown, Michael Cohl & William Eigen; Executive Producers: Norman Lear & Toshi Seeger; Executive Producer for American Masters: Susan Lacy; Producers for American Masters: Prudence Glass & Julie Sacks

John Adams miniseries (HBO)
Director: Tom Hooper; Writers: Kirk Ellis (Pts. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7) & Michelle Ashford (Pt. 4); Producers: David Coatsworth & Steven Shareshian; Executive Producers: Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman; Co-Executive Producers: Kirk Ellis & Frank Doelger

Masterpiece Classic—Cranford miniseries (PBS/MASTERPIECE,WGBH Boston)
Director: Simon Curtis; Writer: Heidi Thomas; Producers: Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin; Executive Producer for BBC: Kate Harwood; Executive Producer for WGBH: Rebecca Eaton

P.O.V.—Inheritance (PBS)
Director: James Moll; Producers: Christopher Pavlick, James Moll & Shannon Dill; Executive Producers: Chris Malachowsky & Ryan Malachowsky; Executive Producer for P.O.V.: Simon Kilmurry

The Power of Forgiveness (PBS/South Carolina ETV)
Director: Martin Doblmeier; Producers: Martin Doblmeier, Dan Juday & Adele Schmidt

A Raisin in the Sun (ABC-TV)
Director: Kenny Leon; Writer: Paris Qualles; Producer: John M. Eckert; Executive Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Sean Combs, Carl Rumbaugh, Susan Batson & David Binder