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National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2019 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: the translated literature list will be announced tomorrow, poetry will be announced Wednesday, nonfiction will be announced Thursday, and fiction will be announced Friday. A list of all finalists will arrive on Tuesday, October 8.

1919: The Year That Changed America, by Martin W. Sandler

Kiss Number 8, by Colleen AF Venable and illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, by Jason Reynolds

Out of Salem, by Hal Schrieve

Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay

Pet, by Akwaeke Emezi

A Place to Belong, by Cynthia Kadohata

Shout, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, by Laura Ruby

The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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