National Book Award Nominees of 2020

National Book Award Nominees of 2020

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The National Book Awards has released the names of its 2020 nominees, including two acclaimed debut novelists: Megha Majumdar and Douglas Stuart, both their fiction novels taking on serious cultural themes. Majumdar’s A Burning is about a Muslim girl trying to make it out of the slums and is accused of being linked to a terrorist attack on a train, and Stuart’s Shuggie Bain tells of the childhood of a young boy in 1980’s Scotland, growing up in the throws of poverty and drugs.       Other novelists included on this list include Rumaan Alam for his work Leave the …

Top Picks: YA Novels For All Ages

Top Picks: YA Novels For All Ages

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Each week, Bookstr gives you a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today, we’ll be recommending five YA novels that go from historical fiction to highly personal drama to an Alice in Wonderland-esqe novel to high fantasy.     5-The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett   Image Via Goodreads   Jenn Bennett is an award-winning author of young adult books, including Alex, Approximately, Starry Eyes, and Serious Moonlight. What’s she got next for us? Well, her September 10th release is certainly something.   Image Via Amazon   In 1937, seventeen-year-old …

YA National Book Award Longlist has been Announced!

YA National Book Award Longlist has been Announced!

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Yesterday, the National Book Foundation released the longlist Young People’s Literature category of the 2019 National Book Awards! For nearly 70 years, the National Book Foundation has recognized outstanding literary works every year. They are five categories in the National Book Awards: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. The Young People’s longlist was the first to be released this week, and other are scheduled to appear later on. The shortlist for the finalists in the will be released October 8, and the winners are going to be announced Nov. 20. So you’ve got plenty of time to …