Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The National Book Awards for Young People's Literature: the Long List

The National Book Awards for Young People's Literature has announced its long list of candidates for this year. Next month, the panel will announce its short list, and in November, the winner will be announced from among the following candidates. We here at Guys Lit Wire are pretty chuffed at having already reviewed four of the ten candidates - you can find links to our reviews below, but do check out all the books on the list.

Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books
Reviewed by Trisha in May

M. T. Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Candlewick Press
Reviewed by Colleen in July

Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group

Rae Carson, Walk on Earth a Stranger
Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books

Gary Paulsen, This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Laura Ruby, Bone Gap
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books

Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, X: A Novel
Candlewick Press
Reviewed by Kelly in February

Steve Sheinkin, Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep
HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children’s Books
Reviewed by William in June

Noelle Stevenson, Nimona
HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children’s Books

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