Every year the National Book Foundation awards the National Book Award in 4 different categories. Every year, Books of Wonder is proud to host as many of the five nominees for this prestigious award in the Young People’s Literature category as we can round up a few nights before the winner is announced. This year, we’re thrilled to be able to host ALL FIVE NOMINEES!
As an additional note, the National Book Awards take on a little bit more of a personal touch for us here at Books of Wonder this year, as Peter Glassman, the store’s founder and owner, has been honored to participate as the first bookseller ever asked to judge in the category of Young People’s Literature.
So don’t miss this chance to meet five of this year’s most celebrated authors of Young People’s Literature. Mark it on your calendars now to be at Books of Wonder on Monday, November 18th, at 6pm!
Each year the five nominees for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature are among the most celebrated books of the year and the winner joins the ranks of a very select group of authors. On November 20th, just two days before National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner, Books of Wonder is thrilled to bring you the opportunity to meet and hear from ALL 5 of this year’s finalists. Get ready for an award-winning evening as Newbery Honor author KATHI APPELT introduces The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, the rip roaring story of how one boy and two raccoon scouts seek to save Sugar Man Swamp from a greedy developer and a pack of hungry wild boars; Newbery Medalist CYNTHIA KADOHATA presents The Thing About Luck, a moving and unforgettable tale of 12-year-old Summer who, sure her Japanese American family’s luck can’t get any worse, finds that the thing about luck is that you just never know — good or bad, it has a way of surprising you when you least expect it to; author TOM McNEAL takes us Far Far Away, with his contemporary fairy tale about a boy who is befriended by the ghost of Jacob Grimm; Printz Award-winning author MEG ROSOFF delivers Picture Me Gone, the riveting story of an English girl who joins her dad ona road trip across America in search of his missing best friend — and what they find is not at all what they expect; and Printz Award winning author and artist GENE LUEN YANG thrills with his two-volume Boxers and Saints, the parallel stories of young heroes who present opposite viewpoints of one of the most most controversial episodes of Chinese history — the Boxer Rebellion — and so delves into the very core of our human nature. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these 5 incredibly talented authors discuss their amazing books only two days before one is named winner of The National Book Award. Beginning at 6pm, the authors will all present their new books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their great titles! Ages 8 and up. Monday, November 18th, 6-8pm.
Since 1936, the National Book Awards have been presented to celebrate the the best American literature of each year. In 1969, the Young People’s Literature category was added and has gone on to be one of the most esteemed awards given to authors of children’s and teen literature. This coming Monday, November 12th, Books of Wonder is thrilled to once again open our doors to the incredibly talented…
National Book Award Nominees
Young Peoples Literature
This year 5 books have been selected as finalists for the National Book Award in the Young Peoples Literature category. On Monday, November 12th, two days before the winner is announced, Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite you to meet all 5 nominees as they present their acclaimed novels. Here’s your chance to discover 5 great novels and the authors who created them. Beginning at 6pm, debut author WILLIAM ALEXANDER casts a spell with his fast paced fantasy Goblin Secrets; debut author CARRIE ARCOS leads the search for self realization and a loved family member with Out of Reach; two-time National Book Award finalist PATRICIA McCORMICK takes us deep inside Cambodia and the life of a child hero with Never Fall Down; NYC author ELIOT SCHREFER treks into the Congo and on a quest to save a group of bonobos with Endangered; and author STEVE SHEINKIN uncovers covert operations to create the worlds first atomic weapon with Bomb. Beginning at 6pm, the 5 nominated authors will share their new works, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 12 and up. Monday, November 12th, 6-8pm.
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