Longlist Revealed for 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

By Maryann Yin Comment

nationalbookawardThe National Book Foundation has revealed the 2015 longlist of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The finalists will be announced on October 14.

Here’s more from the press release: “Among this year’s ten Longlisted books is a past National Book Award Winner, a two-time National Book Award Finalist, a three-time Newbery Honor Book recipient, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, and an Eisner Award winner. Three novels are by debut authors.”

The judges for this award include John Joseph Adams, Teri Lesesne, Laura McNeal, G. Neri, and Eliot Schrefer. Check out the full list of honored titles below.

2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick Press)
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group)
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press)
  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children’s Books)