ETA: This giveaway is now closed, and the winners are being contacted. Thanks for participating, and tune in on Tuesday to find out the winners. It’s the Final Week to Celebrate the Graduation of the Class of 2K9! (And the final chance for you to win one of their great books in the 2K10 giveaway!) But first, the winners of last week's contest! Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French - Jessica Launius Road to Tater Hill by Edith M. Hemingway - Yael Miriams Freaked by J.T. Dutton - Marjolein Balm Haven by Beverly Patt - Larissa Hardesty My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter - Tammi Sauer When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton - Cindy Chan Breathing by Cheryl Renée Herbsman - Stacey Canova The Class of 2K10 is proud to congratulate the Class of 2K9 as they approach the end of their launch year. Please help us celebrate the wonderful success they have had with their debut novels by posting a comment. Share your thoughts about why the book sounds like one you will enjoy, or if you’ve already read one, tell us which characters you loved or how the book made a difference in your life. Contest Rules: For a chance to win one of the featured books, post a comment at the end of this entry (please include an email address so we can contact you for a mailing address, or check back next week for winners). To enter multiple times, simply tweet, blog, or Facebook about this post, and include a link in your comment. Winners will be chosen at random. You must be at least 13 to enter. The contest will be open until midnight Saturday. Winners will be announced one week from today. Now here's the list of books you can win this week... WATERSMEET by Ellen Jensen Abbott Fourteen-year-old Abisina flees the prejudice and hate of her village and heads north in search of her father, accompanied by the dwarf, Haret. On their journey they face mythic creatures, benevolent spirits, challenges to their survival, their own prejudices, and dreams that look like nightmares. Ellen Jensen Abbott is most likely to . . . have lots and lots of non-human friends! And they will be complex and beautifully-described and have a great impact on how she views the world. What the Class of 2K10 learned from Ellen Jensen Abbott . . . That it’s easy to get trapped in prejudices but worth the struggle to leave them behind. Find Ellen Jensen Abbott here: http://www.ellenjensenabbott.com/ or here Class of 2k9. http://www.daniellejoseph.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. http://www.albertborris.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. Class of 2k9. http://www.megancrewe.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. http://www.laurenbjorkman.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. NOTHING LIKE YOU by Lauren Strasnick A seventeen-year-old grieving the loss of her Mom can’t let go of a one-night stand. Lauren Strasnick is most likely to . . . sing a Neil Diamond song at a karaoke bar. The original title for “Nothing Like You” was “Holly Holy,” a Neil Diamond tune. What the Class of 2K10 learned from Lauren Strasnick . . . Inspiration can come from many places, including tunes. The Billy Joel song “Vienna” helped her shape the character of Holly. Find Lauren Strasnick here: http://www.laurenstrasnick.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. http://www.joypreble.com/ or here: Class of 2k9. Don't forget to leave a comment and spread the word for extra entries. Good luck!