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 .