From Orange Prize Longlist, Teens Choose Alt Winner

“On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the Orange prize, a youth panel has selected Bernardine Evaristo’s reimagining of the slave trade as their alternative champion. … The six judges – three girls and three boys, aged between 16 and 19 – read the 20 books longlisted for the overall Orange prize and selected their own shortlist of six, which was entirely different from that selected by the main prize’s judges.”