NBA’s Longlist for Young People’s Literature Revealed

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

The National Book Foundation has revealed its Longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Finalists will be revealed on Oct. 13.

A total of 326 books were submitted to the category. The judges include: William Alexander, Valerie Lewis, Ellen Oh, Katherine Paterson (Chair), and Laura Ruby. Here’s more from the release:

The ten titles on the Longlist represent a range of diverse voices and writing styles that address issues such as loneliness, first love, violence in the home, sexual identity, immigration, interracial dating, social activism, and the effects of war on children. Sports proved to be a recurring theme with baseball, basketball, baton twirling, and soccer appearing in four titles.

We’ve got the whole list after the jump.

2016 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s (artist) 

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Sachiko by Caren Stelson

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon