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National Book Awards 2022 Long List: Youth Literature

The books longlisted for youth content are the first cohort of five categories named by the National Book Awards this week.

Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

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First in a long list of 5 categories

T.With the awards ceremony scheduled for November 16th, the US National Book Foundation today (September 14th) began announcing the long list for the 2021 National Book Awards. In three days he parses the announcements across five categories, as the program likes.

Finalists (shortlisted entries) will be named on October 4th.

The longlist provided to members of the news media today is from the National Book Awards for Youth Literature.

This is the first of five categories. Future plans:

  • National Book Awards Long List for Translated Literature
  • National Book Award Long List of Poems
  • National Book Awards Long List for Nonfiction
  • National Book Award Fiction Long List

This long list of content features for young readers

The two authors previously honored by the National Book Awards on this list are: Tracy Chi A finalist in this category for 2020, Anna Marie McLemore, lIt was registered in this category twice, in 2016 and 2021.

Collectively, the authors and illustrators of this list have been awarded the Newbery Medal of Honor. Walter Honor. Honor of Prinz. Coretta Scott King Book Award. Ezra Jack Keats Award. Kirkus Prize for Young Readers Literature. Glyph Comics Awards. Stonewall Book Awards. and an Emmy Award.

Publishers have submitted a total of 296 books for the 2022 Youth Literature Division.

This time the judge is Becky Albertali, Joseph Bruchuk, Megan Dietche Goel, Jewel Parker Rose (Chair), Lilium Rivera.

Young Peoples Literature 2022 Long List

As always, jury decisions are made independently of the National Book Foundation staff and board, and deliberations are kept confidential.

This is Publishing Perspectives’ 160th report on award-related news, published in the 170 days since 2022 operations began on January 3.

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Porter Anderson is an Adjunct Fellow of Trends Research & Advisory and was named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year at the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards. He is Editor in Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He was previously an associate his editor of The FutureBook at The Bookseller in London. Anderson has been a senior producer and anchor for CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA for over ten years. As an art critic (National Critics Association), he was affiliated with The Village Voice, The Dallas Times He Herald, and the Tampa Tribune (now the Tampa Bay Times). He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which he now owns and runs by Jane Friedman.

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