I always love seeing what is in the running for the National Book Award so I was excited to see that the National Book Foundation has made the long list available. The short list, or finalists, will be announced October 13. The award itself will be announced on November 16.
The National Book Foundation has announced the 2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature.
Take a look and see how many of the books you’ve already read.
- Kwame Alexander’s Booked (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press)
- John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s March: Book Three (Top Shelf)
- Grace Lin’s When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown)
- Anna-Marie McLemore’s When the Moon Was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press)
- Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick Press)
- Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen’s Pax (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins)
- Jason Reynolds’ Ghost (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
- Caren Stelson’s Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group)
- Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star (Random House/Delacorte Press)
The good news is that you have plenty of time to get some reading in before they announce the finalists. Me? I’ve already put in several requests at my local library.