Last night the National Book Foundation announced the winners at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Two lifetime achievement awards were also presented at the Awards dinner: Isabel Allende was recognized with the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, presented by Luís Alberto Urrea, and Doron Weber received the Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Contribution to the American Literary Community, presented by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Below are the shortlists for the awards, with the winner at the top of each list in bold. Congratulations to all!
Young People's Literature