This is old news, but worth sharing. For those of you who may have missed it last year, the National Book Award began announcing a longlist of 10 books before announcing the shortlist and eventual winner. The reason being to shine the spotlight on even more worthy books. The NBA typically skews older with 2/3 of the list being young adult (and remember being young adult, doesn’t necessarily disqualify a book from Newbery contention). I’ve highlighted four titles below that sit more comfortably in the Newbery field. So, without further ado, here are the longlisted titles.
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About Jonathan Hunt
Jonathan Hunt is the Coordinator of Library Media Services at the San Diego County Office of Education. He served on the 2006 Newbery committee, and has also judged the Caldecott Medal, the Printz Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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