The National Book Foundation and The Daily Beast announced Monday the 2013 National Book Awards longlist for young people’s literature, which includes a number of Newbery Medal winners and honorees. The 10 nominees range from books filled with wizards and dark magic to works that deal with changing societal views on teenage sexuality. This is the first time the National Book Awards is running longlists for its four categories, which are being announced exclusively on The Daily Beast this week: the poetry longlist will be released on Tuesday, September 17, at 9 a.m.; nonfiction on September 18; fiction on September 19. The finalists will be announced on October 16, and the winners will be revealed on November 20.
The longlist for young people’s literature:
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt.
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff.
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson.
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal.
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, illustrated by Erin McGuire.
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang.