National Book Award Shortlist Announced

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The National Book Award Shortlist of Young People’s Literature were just announced exclusively on NPR’s Morning Edition.  Here are the candidates for the grand prize:

  • Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Laura Ruby, Bone Gap (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • 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 (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • Noelle Stevenson, Nimona (HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children’s Books

If you haven’t read all the nominated works, there’s still time. The Winners will be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 18th. For more information on the Awards and a list of this year’s judges, visit www.nationalbook.org.

Ann-Eliza

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