Here’s the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
Today, the National Book Foundation announced the 10 books on the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, including two graphic novels, three coming-of-age stories, and one remix of The Great Gatsby.
The judges for this year’s award are Becky Albertalli, Joseph Bruchac, Meghan Dietsche Goel, Jewell Parker Rhodes (Chair), and Lilliam Rivera. The 10 longlistees were chosen from a total of 296 books submitted by publishers; the finalists in all categories will be announced on October 4, and winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.
Here’s the longlist:
Kelly Barnhill, The Ogress and the Orphans
Algonquin Young Readers / Workman Publishing
Isaac Blum, The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen
Philomel Books / Penguin Random House
Traci Chee, A Thousand Steps into Night
Clarion Books / HarperCollins Publishers
Johnnie Christmas, Swim Team
HarperAlley / HarperCollins Publishers
Anna-Marie McLemore, Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix
Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan Publishers
Sonora Reyes, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Publishers
Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile, Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice
Norton Young Readers / W. W. Norton & Company
Sabaa Tahir, All My Rage
Razorbill / Penguin Random House
Sherri Winston, Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution
Bloomsbury Children’s Books / Bloomsbury Publishing
Lisa Yee, Maizy Chen’s Last Chance
Random House Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House