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2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

Earlier today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL). Finalists will be announced on October 4.  Two of this year’s longlisted authors are previous National Book Award finalists, nine out of ten of the authors on the longlist are women, and two are debut novelists. Visit The National Book Foundation website for more information on the award and authors.


To follow, a list of nominated titles, with links to their Booklist reviews where possible:



What Girls Are Made Ofby Elana K. Arnold










Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway






All the Wind in the World, by Samantha Mabry 










 You Bring the Distant Near, by Mitali Perkins 






 Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds










I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,

by Erika L. Sánchez





Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder










 The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas






 Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,

by Rita Williams-Garcia










American Street, by Ibi Zoboi'

About the Author:

Enobong Essien is Booklist's first international intern, coming all the way from across the pond. Her favorite 'procrastinate from studying' activities include: reading, writing, crocheting and taking note of all the ways Americans are different than Brits.

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