The National Book Award Long List is Here!
Kwame Alexander, “Booked”
(Kwame was awarded the Newbery for The Crossover which was about basketball; this one is about soccer - novel in verse)
Kate DiCamillo, “Raymie Nightingale”
Hooray for Kate!
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, “March: Book Three”
(Graphic Novel about Civil Rights - fascinating and well done!)
Grace Lin, “When the Sea Turned to Silver”
(I love Grace Lin's books based on Chinese folklore!)
Anna-Marie McLemore, “When the Moon Was Ours”
(Magical realism! Sounds intriguing!)
Meg Medina, “Burn Baby Burn”
(This one is YA Historical - set in New York City during the Son of Sam murders)
Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen (Illustrator), “Pax”
(It's about a fox - I have this one in my book bag!)
Jason Reynolds, “Ghost”
(This is the first in a new YA series called Track about four kids on an elite track team.)
Caren Stelson, “Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story”
(Sachiko was six when the bomb fell. Look for it after 10/1 - it sounds really amazing.)
Nicola Yoon, “The Sun Is Also a Star”
(Booklist says it is "full of hope, heartbreak, fate" - publishing on Nov. 1, 2016)
Ready? Set - READ!
Which ones do you think will be on the short list?