Finalists for the 2023 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Announced

The five finalists include a picture book, graphic memoir, YA novel, and a couple of middle grade titles.

The five finalist covers, National Book Awards, Young People's Literature category

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2023 National Book Award finalists. The five finalists for the Young People's Literature Award are:

  • Kenneth M. Cadow, Gather
    Candlewick Press
  • Huda Fahmy, Huda F Cares?
    Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
  • Vashti Harrison, Big
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Hachette Book Group
  • Katherine Marsh, The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine
    Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan Publishers
  • Dan Santat, A First Time for Everything
    First Second / Macmillan Publishers

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 15 at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City.

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