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May
13
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The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees!

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely*

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivens

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin*

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby*

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir*

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon*

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella*

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero*

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

I Am Princess X by Cheri Priest

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman*

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Noggin by John Corey Whaley*

Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness*

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes*The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler*

*recommended for older readers

For more information about these titles please check out the Current Nominees page.

May
08
Posted by SBarta

Middle school and high school students from across Rhode Island have voted, and we have a winner for the 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award!

We’re proud to announce Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan as the winner of the 2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.

Our Honor books are We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and The Night Gardener: A Scary Story by Jonathan Auxier.

These novels were three of 22 young adult nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The books were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 7 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their local school and public libraries and area stores. Readers were eligible to vote once they had read three of the titles. The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee would like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s award.

For further information, contact Shannon Bloom. More information on the committee and the award, as well as current and past nominees and discussion guides, can be found on our website, www.riteenbookaward.org .

Jan
04
Posted by SBarta

It's that time of year again! It is election time for the 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award!

Where can our teens in grades 7-12 vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find a basic sample ballot that can be adapted for use on the Rhode Island Teen Book Award website at http://riteenbookaward.org/

Participating schools and libraries may accept teens' ballots. Remember, teens are only eligible to if they have read at least three titles from the nominee list. Voting results should be emailed to teenlibrarianbrandi@gmail.com. Results due by Monday, February 22nd.

May
24
Posted by SBarta

Teens from across Rhode Island have voted, and this year we have a tie for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award. We’re proud to announce Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson as the winners of the 2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award. The runner up for the award is Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Middle school and high school students from across Rhode Island voted for the Award at their school or local public library.

 

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The books were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 7 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their local school and public libraries and area stores. Young adult readers were eligible to vote once they had read three of the titles.

 

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. In Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson visits a world of science fiction and super villains. At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers. Now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to destroy the Epics and end their tyranny.

Click here to see the list 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees!

 

The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee would like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s award.

 

For further information, contact RITBA Chair, Brandi Fong.