The National Book Foundation has revealed the 2023 National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature. The five finalists will be named on October 3, and the winner will be announced during the awards ceremony on November 15 in New York City.
The 2023 longlist for Young People’s Literature:
- Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow (Disney-Hyperion)
- Gather by Kenneth M. Cadow (Candlewick)
- Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick (Simon & Schuster)
- Huda F Cares? by Huda Fahmy (Dial)
- Big by Vashti Harrison (Little, Brown)
- The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine by Katherine Marsh (Roaring Brook)
- Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day by Dan Nott (Random House Graphic)
- A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat (First Second)
- Parachute Kids by Betty C. Tang (Graphix)
- More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
This year’s 10 longlisted titles were created by authors who have not previously been recognized by the National Book Awards, and include one picture book and four graphic novel–style works.
A total of 348 books were submitted for the award. The judges are Claudette S. McLinn (chair), Sarah Park Dahlen, Kyle Lukoff, justin a. reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.