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National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2018 Longlist Announced


This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. This marks the first longlist announcement of the week: tomorrow comes nonfiction and poetry, and on Friday, fiction. A list of finalists will arrive on October 10.


The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam, by Elizabeth Partridge

Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Journey of Little Charlie, by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, by Leslie Connor

A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi

We’ll Fly Away, by Bryan Bliss

What the Night Sings, by Vesper Stamper



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