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2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Revealed

Finalists will be announced on October 13. The National Book Awards Ceremony will be held on November 16 in New York City, at which time the winners will be announced.


2016 Longlist for Young People’s Literature:

  • Kwame Alexander, Booked (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press)
  • John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, March: Book Three (Top Shelf)

  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown)

  • Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon Was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press)

  • Meg Medina, Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick Press)

  • Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen (Illustrator), Pax (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins)

  • Jason Reynolds, Ghost (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

  • Caren Stelson, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group)

  • Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star (Random House/Delacorte Press)

(The New Yorker)

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