2020

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

King and the Dragonflies

Kacen Callender

Scholastic Press / Scholastic Inc. More about this book >

FINALISTS

We Are Not Free

Traci Chee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt More about this book >

Every Body Looking

Candice Iloh

Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House More about this book >

When Stars Are Scattered

Omar Mohamed
Victoria Jamieson

Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Way Back

Gavriel Savit

Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box

Evette Dionne

Viking Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Apple (Skin to the Core)

Eric Gansworth

Levine Querido More about this book >

Trowbridge Road

Marcella Pixley

Candlewick Press More about this book >

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure

John Rocco

Crown Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Cemetery Boys

Aiden Thomas

Swoon Reads / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

Judges
Randy Ribay
Randy Ribay
Neal Shusterman
Neal Shusterman
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Joan Trygg
Joan Trygg
Chair
Colleen AF Venable
Colleen AF Venable
Media

Details about the schedule of events at the 2020 National Book Awards Ceremony
2020 National Book Awards Ceremony Schedule


2020 National Book Awards Ballot

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