List: National Book Award, Young People's Literature

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:

Author:

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House.

Holt, Kimberly Willis. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
Horvath, Polly. The Trolls.

Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer.

Title:

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.

Year:

1999 Winner: When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt.
1999 Finalist: The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich.
1999 Finalist: The Trolls, by Polly Horvath.

2010 Finalist: One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia.

 

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine

A Watcher in the Woods, by Florence Engel Randall

A Watcher in the Woods, by Florence Engel Randall