The finalists for this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature have been announced. Among the four finalists is the novel-in-verse The Poet X by debut author Elizabeth Acevedo, which has received wide-critical acclaim for its beautifully crafted language. The recently-released middle grade novel The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin is also a finalist. Anderson is probably most well-known for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, which won the National Book Award in 2006. Tune in again to discover the winner on November 14th!