We are thrilled to celebrate these extraordinary books that have been recognized by the National Book Foundation (NBF)! As shared by The New Yorker: “The titles on the longlist for this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature address gender and sexuality, racism and xenophobia, and self-esteem and self-acceptance.” Announced on September 14, the shortlist will be revealed on October 4, and the awards ceremony will take place on November 16.
Be sure to add these impactful stories to your collection in all formats. Listen to audiobook clips from Penguin Random House’s three nominees below:
Audio Praise: “A stellar trio of narrators delivers the alternating viewpoints in this superb contemporary debut.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“The cast delivers performances true to the full emotional journey of each.”—Booklist
Audio Praise: “Narrator Yu-Li Alice Shen brings multiple facets to her portrayal of 11-year-old Maizy Chen…Shen’s character depth is necessary as Maizy has much to understand.”—AudioFile