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Young people's longlist announced for National Book Awards


September 15, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards.

The wide-ranging list, which includes graphic fiction, historical narratives and stories in verse, was announced Monday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. Longlists for translations, poetry, nonfiction and fiction will be unveiled over the following four days

Anderson, best known for the million-selling "Speak," was cited for "Shout," a poetic memoir about surviving sexual assault. Alexander also...

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