The National Book Foundation on Monday announced the 10 books longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The list includes a previous National Book Award winner, M.T. Anderson; a three-time Newberry honoree, Gary Paulsen; a debut novelist, Ali Benjamin; Angeleno Noelle Stevenson and Ilyasa Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X.
The shortlist for the awards is to be announced Oct. 14, and the winners announced at a gala in New York on Nov. 18.
The complete longlist list is below:
Becky Albertalli, "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books)
M. T. Anderson, "Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad" (Candlewick Press)
Ali Benjamin, "The Thing About Jellyfish" (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Hachette Book Group)
Rae Carson, "Walk on Earth a Stranger" (Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins Children's Books)
Gary Paulsen, "This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs" (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
Laura Ruby, "Bone Gap" (Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Children's Books
Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, "X: A Novel" (Candlewick Press)
Steve Sheinkin, "Most Dangerous:
Neal Shusterman, "Challenger Deep" (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Children's Books)
Noelle Stevenson, "Nimona" (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Children's Books)