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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Lit

Here are reviews and interviews of the 10 YA titles longlisted for the 2014 National Book Awards.

The ten titles on the Longlist are a range of sophisticated voices and writing styles in genres that include fantasy, memoir, mystery, nonfiction, science fiction, and a novelized history.

2014 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: 

Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us


Carl Hiaasen, Skink—No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened 

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights 

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two 

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming 

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