National Book Awards Names Longlist for Young People’s Literature: The ten authors up for the National Book Award in the Young People’s category are:
Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson for The Undefeated,
Laurie Halse Anderson for Shout,
Akaeke Emezi for Pet,
Cynthia Kadohata for A Place to Belong,
Jason Reynolds for Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks,
Randy Ribay for Patron Saints of Nothing,
Laura Ruby for Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All,
Martin W. Sandler for 1919: The Year That Changed America,
Hall Schrieve for Out of Salem, and
Collen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw for Kiss Number 8.
The winner will be announced in November.