The History of Jane Doe – Michael Belanger
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle – Leslie Connor
The Rhino in Right Field – Stacy DeKeyser
Lifeboat 12 – Susan Hood
Young Readers – Nonfiction
Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean’s Top Predators – Karen Romano Young
Young Readers – Picture Book
I’m Sad – Michael Black, Author
Night Train, Night Train – Wendell Minor, Illustrator
I'm having trouble finding information about when the winners will be announced. Also, does it look to anyone else as if it will be a major upset if Karen Romano Young doesn't get the award for nonfiction?
UPDATE: I've got the winner announcement info! The ceremony is on October 20 at the Hartford Public Library at 3pm. Philip Caputo, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of A Rumor of War, is the keynote speaker. A reception will follow with a book signing for finalists, as well as winners, and books will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Registration is requested and there is a registration fee. Which is, I believe, half of what it was years ago when I was a finalist. Good news!
That Other Award
The New Yorker has the list of 2019 National Book Awards finalists for young people's literature. I believe this list will become shorter before a winner is selected. But you know me. My knowledge of book awards isn't all that great.