Thursday, November 5, 2009

Amazon's Top Books of 2009

Even though it’s barely November, the year-in-review articles have already started to pop up. Just this week Amazon released a list of the top books of 2009.

We’re happy to note that two Harper titles made the editors’ top ten lists, Crazy for the Storm, the true story of an eleven year old boy, Norman Ollestad, and the harrowing plane crash he survived, is on the list at number six.

At number 10 is one of our personal favorites here at HarperAcademic: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the inspirational story of an enterprising teenager in Malawi who builds a windmill from scraps found around his village and brings electricity —and a future— to himself and his family.

To view the editors’ top 100 favorite titles, click here. For the readers’ top 100, click here.

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