National Book Award 2018: Young People's Literature Shortlist

The Poet X , by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Of the five, I have only read ONE.

But The Poet X IS one of my very favorite books of the year, so I’m pleased. (If your library doesn’t have it, make a point of requesting it—it should be everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.)

The five contenders are:

Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo

For more info, the other shortlists, AND a look at the National Book Foundation’s fancy new website, click on through.