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Teen Reader Advisory: National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winners

2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner

2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalists

2020 - 2000 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winners - Reverse Chronologically

National Book Awards

"Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of writers such as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Alice Walker, E. Annie Proulx, Jesmyn Ward, and Ta-Nehisi Coates have all won National Book Awards. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year."

Included here are the winners and recent finalists for Young People's Literature that are available at MFL and through other RCLS libraries. For a full list of each year's winners and finalists in every category, click here.