Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Book Award Longlists Begin with Young People's Literature

  Publishers Lunch

The National Book Awards are announcing their longlists one by one this week, starting with the Young People's Literature category with a list that showcases diversity, covering both young adult and middle-grade books. The finalists will be announced October 13 and the prizes will be awarded November 16:

Kwame Alexander,
Booked (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's)
Kate DiCamillo,
Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press)
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist)
March: Book Three (Top Shelf)
Grace Lin,
When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown Children's)
Anna-Marie McLemore,
When the Moon Was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books)
Meg Medina,
Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick Press)
Sara Pennypacker & Jon Klassen (Illustrator),
Pax (Balzer & Bray)
Jason Reynolds,
Ghost (Atheneum)
Caren Stelson, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story (Carolrhoda Books; publishes October 1)
Nicola Yoon,
The Sun Is Also A Star (Delacorte Press)

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