Congratulations to Laurel Snyder and Ibi Zoboi!

Laurel Snyder’s Orphan Island and Ibi Zoboi’s American Street have been named to the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature.


The complete list of titles nominated in the category of Young People’s Literature is available on the National Book Foundation site.

To learn more about Laurel Snyder, Ibi Zoboi, and all of the authors in The Author Village, please visit the Presenters page of our website.

Congratulations again, Laurel and Ibi!

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