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2019 NBA Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

The 2019 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced today. Congratulations to the below books that have made the list:

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson (HMH/Versify)

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Random House/Make Me a World)

A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata, illus. by Julia Kuo (Atheneum/Dlouhy)

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Alexander Nabaum (Atheneum/Dlouhy)

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Penguin/Kokila)

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray)

1919: The Year That Changed America by Martin W. Sandler (Bloomsbury)

Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Seven Stories)

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Ellen T. Crenshaw (First Second)

Read more details about the longlist, the final announcement date and ceremony on Publishers Weekly here.

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