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Here is the Young People’s Literature Longlist for the 2019 National Book Awards.

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September 16, 2019, 10:45am

The National Book Foundation has announced the ten books longlisted for this year’s National Book Award in Young People’s Literature, chosen from a total of 325 books submitted to the foundation by publishers. The judges for YPL are An Na, Elana K. Arnold, Kristen Gilligan, Varian Johnson, and Deborah Taylor. All of the National Book Award Finalists will be announced on October 8, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 20th at the 2019 National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York City.

Here’s the 2019 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature:

undefeatedKwame Alexander; illustrations by Kadir Nelson, The Undefeated
Versify / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

shoutLaurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT
Viking Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House

petAkwaeke Emezi, Pet
Make Me a World / Penguin Random House

Cynthia Kadohata, A Place to BelongCynthia Kadohata, A Place to Belong
With illustrations by Julia Kuo
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster

Jason Reynolds, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten BlocksJason Reynolds, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster

Randy Ribay, Patron Saints of NothingRandy Ribay, Patron Saints of Nothing
Kokila / Penguin Random House

Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them AllLaura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Publishers

Martin W. Sandler, 1919: The Year That Changed AmericaMartin W. Sandler, 1919: The Year That Changed America
Bloomsbury Children’s Books / Bloomsbury Publishing

Hal Schrieve, Out of SalemHal Schrieve, Out of Salem
Triangle Square / Seven Stories Press

Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8
First Second Books / Macmillan Publishers

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