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2016 National Book Award Finalists

Title

Author

Winner

Challenger Deep

Neal Shusterman

Finalist

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

Finalist

Bone Gap

Laura Ruby

Finalist

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg & the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Steve Sheinkin

Finalist

Nimona

Noelle Stevenson