Watch the 2020 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference

November 2020



For the first time ever—the National Book Awards Teen Press Conference is going virtual! Co-presented with the Miami Book Fair and in partnership with the 92nd Street Y, this year’s event will continue a decades-long tradition, bringing the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the country to New York City’s middle and high school students.

Live online event:
Monday November 16th
10:30am-11:30am ET

Our NYC and Miami school partners have been prepping for the student-generated Q+A with the Finalists for National Book Award in Young People’s Literature and everyone is welcome to watch the livestream on the Miami Book Fair’s website:

You will need to create an account on the Miami Book Fair website in order to access the event. Once you’ve created an account, you can access the event directly by clicking here.


Jason Reynolds. (Photo credit: James J. Reddington)

Hosted by: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jason’s many books include Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Correta Scott King Honor, and Look Both Ways, which was a National Book Award Finalist. His latest book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at

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