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Johanna Lawshea

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and was on twelve state lists; The Schwa Was Here; and the UnWind series, among many other books.

Challenger Deep (HarperCollins Children’s Books) Deep —Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature— is set on a galleon that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. A brilliant high school student battling schizophrenia is designated as the ship’s artist in residence. He is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.

NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015