Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The ten titles were all written by newcomers to the National Book Awards, and were selected from a pool of 348 books submitted for consideration by their publishers. This year’s judges for Young People’s Literature are Sarah Park Dahlen, Kyle Lukoff, Claudette S. McLinn (Chair), justin a. reynolds.
The finalists will be announced on Tuesday, October 3, and the winners in all categories will be revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2023.
Here’s the 2023 Young People’s Literature longlist:
Erin Bow, Simon Sort of Says
(Disney-Hyperion Books / Disney Publishing Worldwide)
Kenneth M. Cadow, Gather
Alyson Derrick, Forget Me Not
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster)
Huda Fahmy, Huda F Cares?
(Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House)
Vashti Harrison, Big
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Hachette Book Group)
Katherine Marsh, The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine
(Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan Publishers)
Dan Nott, Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day
(Random House Graphic / Penguin Random House)
Dan Santat, A First Time for Everything
(First Second / Macmillan Publishers)
Betty C. Tang, Parachute Kids
(Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.)
Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long, More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers / Macmillan Publishers)