Here is the list. I strongly encourage you to investigate each of these titles and consider choosing one for your publishable essay. There will be a very good market for that essay. Once you look over the list you might see two titles that might work together to illustrate how to read them from multiple perspectives (2 at most). I will buy the books.
*I was glad to see Alexie on the list.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
(Little, Brown & Company)
Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
M. Sindy Felin, Touching Snow (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic Press)
Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl (Little, Brown & Company)
Young People’s Literature Judges: Elizabeth Partridge (chair),
Pete Hautman, James Howe, Patricia McCormick, and Scott Westerfeld.