National Book Award 2018: Young People's Literature Longlist

Blood Water Paint , by Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough

Of the ten, I’ve only read The Poet X and Blood Water Paint so far, but based on their excellence—I loved them both so much that I immediately nominated them for the Bloomer list—that I’m very much looking forward to reading the other eight.

Here’s the full list from the NBA website:

Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

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

Bryan Bliss, We’ll Fly Away

Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo

Tahereh Mafi, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint

Elizabeth Partridge, Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

Vesper Stamper, What the Night Sings