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And the long listed books are announced!

The only bright spot in a day where United Airlines sought to make me behave unprofessionally (and darn near succeeded) was the announcement of the 10 books on the long list for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. I rose early on the west coast so I could see the announcement go out into the universe. A lovely, accepting, approving universe thus far. Thanks to all those who posted the information out for all to see. And in case you were asleep or trapped somewhere by United Airlines and one of its many failures, here is the link:

•Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books)

• M.T. Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad (Candlewick Press)

• Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

• Rae Carson, Walk on Earth a Stranger (Greenwillow/HarperCollins Children's Books)

• Gary Paulsen, This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

• Laura Ruby, Bone Gap (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books)

• Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon, X: A Novel (Candlewick Press)

• 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)

Young People's Literature JUDGES

John Joseph Adams, Teri Lesesne, Laura McNeal, G. Neri, Eliot Schrefer
Tags: national book award

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