The finalists are:
After Tupac and D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson
Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
Me, The Missing, and the Dead, by Jenny Valentine
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park, by Steve Kluger
Amelia Elizabeth Walden (1909-2002) was the author of over forty YA books, the first of which was published in 1946.