National Book Awards Longlist for Young People's Literature 2018

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary YA novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

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The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

M. T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin

An anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political tale of warring elf and goblin kingdoms

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The Journey of Little Charlie

The Journey of Little Charlie

Christopher Paul Curtis

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck - the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina - has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with...

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Hey Kiddo

Hey Kiddo

Jarrett Krosoczka

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.

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Blood Water Paint

Blood Water Paint

Joy McCullough

A stunning debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.

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Boots On The Ground

Boots On The Ground

Elizabeth Partridge

First came John Lennon. Then Marching for Freedom. Now National Book Award-finalist Elizabeth Partridge takes on the ultimate 60s topic: Vietnam.

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What the Night Sings

What the Night Sings

Vesper Stamper

Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.

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We'll Fly Away

We’ll Fly Away

Bryan Bliss

Alternating between his third-person account of senior year and letters from death row, a young man untangles the chain of devastating circumstances that led to his conviction in a powerful, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking...

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