List: National Book Award, Young People's Literature
The National Book Award was established in 1950 and is awarded by the National Book Foundation. The shared mission of the Foundation and the Award is to "celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America".
As of 1996, it has been awarded annually in four different categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. For much more information—including a breakdown of how the award has changed over the years—see the History page at the National Book Foundation.
Here are the NBA YRL books I've covered at The Backlist, broken down by author, title, and year:
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer.
The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich.
One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia.
The Trolls, by Polly Horvath.
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt.
2010 Finalist: One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia.