The 2018 National Book Awards longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced!
Without further ado, here is the list:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge
What the Night Sings Vesper Stamper
The finalists for Young People’s Literature will be announced on October 10th and the winner on November 14th at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.
This year’s judges include Robin Benway (Chair), Lamar Giles, Grace Worcester Greene, Valerie Koehler, and Mitali Perkins.
Any of your favorite books appear on this list? Any you think are missing?
Stay tuned for more announcements on longlists for translated literature, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction!