2022 National Book Award For Young People’s Literature Longlist Revealed

By: Brandon Williams, September 15th, 2022 2:09 am.

The longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is out! The ten on the list were selected from nearly 300 submissions. Finalists will be announced on October 4th, with the winners announced November 16th.

The longlist is as follows:

  • The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
  • The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
  • A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  • Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
  • Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist For Justice by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile
  • All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
  • Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is one of five National Book Awards. The Young People’s Literature award was established in 1996. Prior to that, there was a Children’s Books award. The award is given out by the National Book Foundation, and only U.S. citizens are eligible to win the award.

The other National Book Awards include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Translated Literature. They also give out the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service for individuals who work to benefit the literary community.

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