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2021 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature

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National Book Foundation Announces 2021 Fall Season of NBF Presents

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National Book Awards Will Once Again Be Live and In-person This November

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Watch NBF Presents: Revolutionary Joy

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Literature for Justice: The Freedom to Read

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