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Apr
10
Posted by RCOtt

High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! We're proud to announce One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus as the winner of the 2020 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.  Our Honor Books are What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera and Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

 

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their school and public libraries and area stores.

 

We would also like to thank all the schools and libraries that served as voting locations and supported the Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Tiverton High School collected the most votes, and the runners up were Portsmouth High School and West Warwick High School. The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee would like to thank all the teens who voted this year and read from the list as well as the teachers and librarians who helped promote these titles.

 

In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2021 award.

 

As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Birthday by Meredith Russo

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Internment by Samira Ahmed

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen Venable

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig by Don Zolidis

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

We are Here to Stay by Susan Kuklin

XL by Scott Brown

Jan
14
Posted by RCOtt

It’s that time of the year again – voting for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award winner! Teens of Rhode Island get a chance to vote for the book they think is the best book they have read from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists.

Where can our teens vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find an official ballot under Official Election Ballot, to download and print.  Ballots can be accepted by the participating schools and libraries from Tuesday, January 21, 2020 through Saturday, February 29, 2020. Voting results should be emailed to riteenbookaward@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) by Monday, March 2, 2020. 

We are once again offering free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. For more information and to get your voting station involved, click here for 2020 Voting Incentives.

Mar
25
Posted by SBarta

High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! We're proud to announce The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the winner of the 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Our Honor Books are Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.

        

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their school and public libraries and area stores.

 We would also like to thank all the schools and libraries that served as voting locations and supported the Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Portsmouth High School collected the most votes, and the runners up were Tiverton Public Library and West Warwick High School. The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee would like to thank all the teens who voted this year and read from the list as well as the teachers, librarians and book sellers who helped promote these titles.

 In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2020 award.

 After the Fire by Will Hill

Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Abid Khorram

Dry by Neal Schusterman

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Queer, There and Everywhere by Sara Prager

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli

 

Jan
22
Posted by SBarta
 

It’s that time of the year again – voting for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award winner! Teens of Rhode Island get a chance to vote for the book they think is the best book they have read from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists.

Where can our teens vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find an official ballot under Official Election Ballot, to download and print.  Ballots can be accepted by the participating schools and libraries from January 22-February 28. Voting results should be emailed to riteenbookaward@gmail.com by Friday, March 1. 

We are once again offering free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. For more information and to get your voting station involved, click here for 2019 Voting Incentives.

Mar
25
Posted by SBarta

High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! We're proud to announce Scythe by Neal Schusterman as the winner of the 2018 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.

 

Our Honor books are Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

 

These novels were four of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 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.

 

We would also like to thank all the schools and libraries that served as voting locations and supported the Rhode Island Teen Book Award. The Prout School collected the most votes, and the runners up were Portsmouth High School, Tiverton Library and the North Smithfield High School.

 

In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2019 award.

 

 The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Moxie: A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

Warcross by Marie Lu

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

 

For further information, contact Stephanie Barta at riteenbookaward@gmail.com.  More information on the committee and the award, current and past nominees, discussion guides, and promotional fliers and bookmarks can be found on our website, www.riteenbookaward.org

 

Jan
25
Posted by SBarta

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Voting

January 22-February 28

It’s that time of year again! The new year marks the time when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to pick the book they think is best they have read, from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists. That’s right, it is election time for the 2018 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.

Where can teens in grades 9-12 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 https://riteenbookaward.org/ritba/voting.

This year we are making things more exciting by offering free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. We are offering one free bundle of five books to any school or public library voting location. These books can be used as give-aways to teen voters. Stations may select a random winner for all five books, give away a free book to the first five voters, or get creative! The voting location with the most votes will receive 50 brand new books, all of which are recently published teen books, featuring popular authors, titles and sequels. These books can be added to libraries, used in classrooms or given to students. Voting locations with the second and third highest amount of votes will receive 40 and 35 books, respectively. To participate, please fill out the this survey and we will send you a book bundle!

Participating schools and libraries may accept teens' ballots, and you do not have to participate in our book giveaway program to be a voting station. Please note, only one voting station per school. We would love to see your voting stations, so please send us pictures to share and promote! All voting results should be emailed to riteenbookaward@gmail.com.  Results are due by Friday, March 2nd.

  Please direct any questions to riteenbookaward@gmail.com
Apr
06
Posted by SBarta

2018 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees

Battlesaurus by Brian Falkner

Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Exit Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Front Lines by Michael Grant

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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

Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

X:a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Apr
06
Posted by SBarta

Teens from across Rhode Island have voted, and we have a winner for the 2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award!  

We're proud to announce Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon as the winner of the 2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.

This year we have three Honor Books. They are The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen, and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Jan
20
Posted by evadmin

It’s that time of year again! It is election time for the 2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award! The teens of Rhode Island in grades 7-12 are invited to pick the book they have read and judged to be the best from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists.

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 here.

Participating schools and libraries may accept teens' ballots. Remember, teens are only eligible to vote if they have read at least three titles from the nominee list. Voting results should be emailed to riteenbookaward@gmail.com.

Results due by Tuesday, February 28th at the latest.

May
13
Posted by evadmin

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.

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