Here Is the Shortlist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Chris Schluep on October 12, 2018

The five finalists have been announced for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

The winners for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Two lifetime achievement awards will also be presented at the Awards dinner: Isabel Allende will be recognized with the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, presented by Luís Alberto Urrea, and Doron Weber will receive the Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Contribution to the American Literary Community, presented by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Here are the finalists:

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson

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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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