Breaking book news: The 2013 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced, and The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson has been included!
Announcing the news this morning, The Daily Beast said this of The Summer Prince: In a post-nuclear-apocalyptic world set inside a city that’s a glass pyramid on a Brazilian bay, ageless women have inherited a dystopian future that’s run on nanotechnology, and they elect a man, a Summer King, every five years—to be sacrificed. But when 18-year-old artist June Costa’s best friend, a teenage boy named Gil, falls in love with the new Summer King, the two of them start a rebellion.
Check out the NPR review of the title here, and find out more about the awards here. This is the first year the National Book Awards announced longlists in each category. The usual five finalists will be announced on October 16th.