National Book Awards 2015 Young People's Literature Longlist

This week, the National Book Foundation is releasing the longlists for its 2015 awards. Up first, the finalists for Young People's Literature. The shortlists will be released on October 14, and the winners on November 18 at a ceremony in New York City. 


2015 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature:


Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books


M. T. Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, Candlewick Press


Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group


Rae Carson, Walk on Earth a Stranger

Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children's Books


Gary Paulsen, This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Laura Ruby, Bone Gap

Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books


Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, X: A Novel

Candlewick Press


Steve Sheinkin, Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group


Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep

HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children's Books


Noelle Stevenson, Nimona

HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children's Books

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