National Book Award Long List: The ten finalists for the 2020 National Book Award, Young People’s Literature category, were announced on Sept. 16. All ten authors are first-time nominees. The winners will be announced on November 18, 2020. Here are the finalists:
Callender, Kacen. King of the Dragonflies. Scholastic.
Chee, Traci. We Are Not Free. HMH.
Dionne, Evette. Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box. Viking.
Gansworth, Eric. Apple (Skin to the Core). Levine/Querido.
Iloh, Candice. Every Body Looking. Dutton.
Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed. When Stars Are Scattered. Dial.
Pixley, Marcella. Trowbridge Road. Candlewick.
Rocco, John. How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure. Crown.
Savit, Gavriel. The Way Back. Knopf.
Thomas, Aiden. Cemetery Boys. Feiwel/Swoon.