The National Book Award

Cover of March: Book Three by John Lewis--2016 NBA for Young People winner This is a literary award given by an independent foundation. It is given to books in various categories, including books for "young people," which in practice means young adult or older middle grade.

The links in the book titles take you to Amazon; if you prefer you can search for information on IndieBound, the website of the independent booksellers.



2004 Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Medal: Judy Blume. This was the first time this award, essentially a lifetime achievement award, was given to a children's or YA book author. The National Book Foundation cited her impact on American culture and her fight against censorship.

More information about the National Book Award: this links leads to the National Book Foundation site.

This page was compiled by Harold Underdown ( Google + Profile ) from information available on public websites.

Children's Book Awards Index page

Newbery Medal | Caldecott Medal | Coretta Scott King Award | Lifetime Achievement Awards
Sibert Informational Book Award | Pura Belpré Award | Scott O'Dell Award | Young Adult Awards

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