2021

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo

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

FINALISTS

The Legend of Auntie Po

Shing Yin Khor

Kokila / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Too Bright to See

Kyle Lukoff

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

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Kekla Magoon

Candlewick Press More about this book >

Me (Moth)

Amber McBride

Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

LONGLIST

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford Floyd Cooper

Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing Group More about this book >

Home Is Not a Country

Safia Elhillo

Make Me a World / Penguin Random House More about this book >

A Snake Falls to Earth

Darcie Little Badger

Levine Querido More about this book >

The Mirror Season

Anna-Marie McLemore

Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

Paula Yoo

Norton Young Readers / W. W. Norton & Company More about this book >

Judges
Pablo Cartaya
Pablo  Cartaya
Presenter
Traci Chee
Traci Chee
Leslie Connor
Leslie Connor
Cathryn Mercier
Cathryn Mercier
Chair
Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Media


72nd Annual National Book Awards Ceremony - Full Ceremony


National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Nancy Pearl, 2021


National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Karen Tei Yamashita


Jason Mott accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction for HELL OF A BOOK


Tiya Miles accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction for ALL THAT SHE CARRIED


Martín Espada accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry for FLOATERS


Elisa Shua Dusapin and Aneesa Abbas Higgins accept the 2021 National Book Award for Translated Literature for WINTER IN SOKCHO


Malinda Lo accepts 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Lit, LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

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2021 National Book Awards Ballot

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