The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL). The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on October 6.
This year’s Longlist is comprised entirely of newcomers to the National Book Awards. Of the ten titles selected, three are debut works.
Publishers submitted a total of 311 books for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The judges for Young People’s Literature are Joan Trygg (Chair), Randy Ribay, Neal Shusterman, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Colleen AF Venable. Judge’s decisions are made independently of the National Book Foundation staff and Board of Directors and deliberations are strictly confidential. Winners in all categories will be announced live at the virtual National Book Awards Ceremony on November 18.