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Young Adult Literature: National Book Award

For anyone looking for excellent Young Adult Literature, especially award winners, available at TCU.

2022 National Book Awards

All My Rage

Printz Medal, 2023
National Book Award, 2022

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

National Book Award Finalist, 2022

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice

National Book Award Finalist, 2022

Maizy Chen's Last Chance

National Book Award Finalist, 2022

2020s National Book Awards

About the National Book Awards

On March 16, 1950, publishers, editors, writers, and critics gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to celebrate the first annual National Book Awards, an award given to writers by writers.

Between the 1960s and 1980s, the awards were expanded in order to broaden the audience for these award winning books.

But in 1987, the Board reduced the number of categories for the award, and reestablished the National Book Awards with an emphasis that the Awards are given by writers to writers. Since 1996, independent panels of five writers have chosen the National Book Award Winners in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Now, over a half-century since its inception, the National Book Awards continues to recognize the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country while advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers.

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.


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National Book Awards at TCU

TCU does not own all of the National Book Award winners and finalist books. This list only includes the winners and finalists for the Young People's Literature category. View the complete list of National Book Award winners.