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2020 National Book Award Young People’s Literature

National Book Award: Young People's Literature


The 2020 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature is King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender.

The National Book Foundation announced the winners in all categories live at the virtual National Book Awards Ceremony on November 18.

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; and Manager at Red Balloon Bookshop), 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.

 

 

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King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Winner of the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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We Are Not Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020
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⭐  2020 Finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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Every Body Looking Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525556206
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020
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⭐  2020 Finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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The Way Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894625
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020
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⭐  2020 Longlist Book for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140138
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Longlist Book for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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Trowbridge Road Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207507
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Longlist Book for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020
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⭐  2020 Longlist Book for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature


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Cemetery Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020
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⭐  2020 Longlist Book for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature