2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Carnegie Medal has been announced. The all-white list has drawn controversy and anger since not a single nominated author of color was included in the list. The award is 80 years old and authors are nominated by librarians in the UK.

Here is the longlist:

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot Beck Cover

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare

Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Beetle Boy Cover The Bone Sparrow Cover

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Dreaming the Bear Cover How Not To Disappear

Dreaming the Bear by Mimi Thebo

How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

Island The Marvels Cover

Island by Nicky Singer

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Orbiting Jupiter Cover Pax Cover

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Railhead Cover Salt to the Sea Cover

Railhead by Philip Reeve

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Serpent King Cover The Smell of Other People's Houses Cover

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth Cover The Stars at Oktober Bend

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard

Time Traveling with a Hamster Cover Unbecoming Cover

Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Whisper to Me Cover Wolf Hollow Cover

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk