The National Book Awards have released the longlist for this year’s award in Young People’s Literature. Check back with us for more longlists from the National Book Awards, including tomorrow’s poetry longlist!
The Young People’s Literature longlist includes a diverse range of books, including a memoir from prolific children’s author Gary Paulson, a graphic novel debut from web comic author Noelle Stevenson, and a biography of Malcolm X that was co-written by his daughter.
The contenders will be narrowed down to a smaller group of finalists on October 14. The winner will be announced at a ceremony, which will include other book categories, in New York City on November 18.
Check out the full list below!
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary Paulsen
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Main image courtesy of the National Book Awards
–Stephen L., Staff Writer