Citing “miscommunication” between the National Book Award judges and staff, six authors have been nominated in the 2011 Young People’s Literature category of the National Book Awards. During Wednesday’s broadcast of the YPL’s nominees only five selections were announced; after the judges heard the broadcast they told the National Book Foundation that Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group) should also be included among the nominees. It is the first time since 1996, when the award was re-established in this category, that there have been six YPL nominees. (An NBA award for children's literature had been given out from 1969 to 1983, but was discontinued.)