National Book Award Winners    This organization has been giving awards to Young People's Literature since 1996. Scroll down to the bottom. The list is worth reading.

National Book Award Winners This organization has been giving awards to Young People's Literature since Scroll down to the bottom. The list is worth reading.

The presenter of the National Book Award which, since 1959, has been annually presented to a distinguished American author. This literary prize has been awarded to the likes of Philip Roth, Lillian Hellman, Walker Percy, John Updike, Alice Walker and others. 20 Finalists are chosen, each receiving $1000, a medal, and a citation. There are 4 winners (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young people's literature) each presented with $10,000 and a bronze sculpture.

The National Book Award. "The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

2012 National Book Award Nominees

Hear The 2012 National Book Award Nominees

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner): A Novel: Colson Whitehead:

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner): A Novel: Colson Whitehead:

Established in 1959, this American literary prize annually recognizes distinguished writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature. The 4 winners, one in each category, receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. This prestigious award has been given the likes of Walker Percy, Colum McCann, Lillian Hellman, Bernard Malamud, John Updike and others.

National Book Award Administered by the National Book Foundation (nonprofit). Children's category: "Young People's Literature" Long list of 10 announced mid-September Finalists announced mid-October Winner announced?

2013 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature - All 2013 titles and list from NationalBook.org

2013 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Awards just announced the finalists for the 2015 Young People’s Literature Award. Here's a closer look at the five nominees.

Get to Know the 5 Finalists for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Awards just announced the finalists for the 2015 Young People’s Literature Award. Here's a closer look at the five nominees.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1447294823/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Wb9Uvb1W3396K

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is shortlisted for Bailey's Womens Prize for Fiction the Man Booker Prize 2015 & British Book Industry Award - Fiction Book of the Year 2016 and finalist for the National Book Awards (US). Published by Picador

National Book Award medal

The National Book Award for Fiction is one of four annual National Book Awards, which recognize outstanding literary work by United

Won the National Book Award for poetry in 2011.  On writing "Head Off & Split:"  "And so it was like an accumulation of many years and many steps. Someone asked me, after the acceptance speech: When did you write that? And I said, I've been writing that speech my whole life: a word here, a phrase there, a history lesson there, all of it is an accumulation of a life lived, I think."    What a wonderful title!  Can't wait to get my hands on this book.  Who doesn't need another book of poetry?

How Nikky Finney Found Her Own Path To Poetry

Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) Hardcover – Deckle Edge, August 28, 2014 by Jacqueline Woodson (Author) A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, one of t

Brown Girl Dreaming Hardcover

Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) Hardcover – Deckle Edge, August 2014 by Jacqueline Woodson (Author) A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, one of t

Jesmyn Ward's, Salvage the Bones, winner the 2011 National Book Award for fiction - now a NYT bestseller

Mississippi author and National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward's novel about a family's struggles leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the 12 days after the storm.

From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea - winner of the National Book Award - the startling story of the Plymouth Colony

Nathaniel Philbrick is an award-winning writer of gripping nonfiction narratives. He is well-known in the adult world, but did you know that some of his books are for middle grade readers?

Louise Erdrich, an Ojibwe author and National Book Award winner, has written 13 novels plus poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. I just started reading her work and love it.

Her character Lulu Nanapush is perhaps the only fictional character, male or female, who enjoys consensual sex and is not punished for it by the text.

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