Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2015 National Book Award - Long List

The 2015 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature has been released! Below are the ten titles chosen by the National Book Foundation taken directly from the press release. Finalists will be revealed on October 14th. 

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Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books 

M. T. Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Candlewick Press 

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 

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 

Noelle Stevenson, Nimona 
HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children's Books 

To read the complete press release click here:

What do you think of the choices? Which have you read?

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