National Book Award for Young People's Literature

American literary award from 1996; also from 1969 to 1983 (Children's Books)

The National Book Award for Young People's Literature is one of five annual National Book Awards, which are given by the National Book Foundation (NBF) to recognize outstanding literary work by US citizens. They are awards "by writers to writers". The panelists are five "writers who are known to be doing great work in their genre or field".The category Young People's Literature was established in 1996. From 1969 to 1983, prior to the Foundation, there were some "Children's" categories.The award recognizes one book written by a US citizen and published in the US from December 1 to November 30. The National Book Foundation accepts nominations from publishers until June 15, requires mailing nominated books to the panelists by August 1, and announces five finalists in October. The winner is announced on the day of the final ceremony in November. The award is $10,000 and a bronze sculpture; other finalists get $1000, a medal, and a citation written by the panel.There were 230 books nominated for the 2010 award.
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award received: National Book Award for Young People's Literature

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Louis Sachar

American writer of children's books

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Holes

novel by Louis Sachar

author: Louis Sachar

1998

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

book by Louis Sachar

author: Louis Sachar

1991

Small Steps

novel by Louis Sachar

author: Louis Sachar

2006

Author

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Jacqueline Woodson

American writer of children's books and novels

Works

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Show Way

book by Jacqueline Woodson

author: Jacqueline Woodson
illustrator: Hudson Talbott

2005

Brown Girl Dreaming

book by Jacqueline Woodson

author: Jacqueline Woodson

2014

Brown Girl Dreaming

author: Jacqueline Woodson

Autobiography of a Family Photo

book by Jacqueline Woodson

author: Jacqueline Woodson

1995

Feathers

book by Jacqueline Woodson

author: Jacqueline Woodson

2007

Author

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Neal Shusterman

American novelist

Author

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Sherman Alexie

Native American author and filmmaker

Author

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Matthew Tobin Anderson

American children's writer

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