I literally burst into tears when I saw this! Thank you so much to the National Book Foundation and the judges for selecting We Are Not Free (Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Amazon) for the National Book Awards Longlist for Young People's Literature, and congratulations to all the authors!!! What an honor, truly what an honor. I'm so, so grateful.
I also want to thank my agent Barbara Poelle and the entire team at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt because this would never have been possible without their hard work and support. So much gratitude to this incredible group of people--thank you, thank you, thank you.
Check out the announcement in the New Yorker and see the National Book Foundation website for descriptions of all the amazing books!