National Book Award for Young People's Literature
The National Book Award for Young People's Literature is part of the National Book Award
National Book Award
The National Book Awards are a set of American literary awards. Started in 1950, the Awards are presented annually to American authors for literature published in the current year. In 1989 the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization which now oversees and manages the National Book...

s, which are given annually by the National Book Foundation
National Book Foundation
The National Book Foundation, founded in 1989, is an American nonprofit literary organization established "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America." It achieves this through sponsoring the National Book Award, as well as the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American...


The National Book Foundation has announces the finalists each year in mid-October. On the day of the final ceremony, which is held in November, one winner is chosen among the finalists. This winner is given $10,000 and a bronze sculpture; finalists receive $1,000, a medal, and a citation from the panel jury.


The winners of each year are in bold, the finalists appear beneath the winners for their respective years.
  • 2011: Thanhha Lai
    Thanhha Lai
    Thanhha Lai is an American children's writer. She won the 2011 National Book Award, Young People's Literature, for her first novel, Inside Out and Back Again.-Life:In 1975, she immigrated with her family to Montgomery, Alabama...

    , Inside Out and Back Again
    • Franny Billingsley
      Franny Billingsley
      Franny Billingsley is the author of two award-winning children's fantasy novels, Well Wished and The Folk Keeper, as well as the newly released novel Chime and the picture book Big Bad Bunny. She lives in Illinois....

      , Chime
    • Debbie Dahl Edwardson, My Name is Not Easy
    • Albert Marrin
      Albert Marrin
      Albert Marrin is an American historian, professor of history, and author of more than forty juvenile nonfiction books.-Life:He graduated from City College of New York, Yeshiva University, and Columbia University....

      , Flesh and Blood So Cheap
    • Gary D. Schmidt
      Gary D. Schmidt
      Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. He lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan, with his wife and six children. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.The American Library...

      , Okay for Now
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