A Voice for Teen Literature

The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLoRI) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA).

The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and at home.

Current RITBA Committee Membership:

Chair: Sarah Hunicke (Portsmouth High School)  

Vice Chair: Kristin Munson (Lincoln Public Library)

Secretary:  Alyssa Taft ( Cranston Public Library)

Treasurer: Lee-Ann Galli (North Kingstown Public Library)

Social Media and Publicity:

Natalie Coolen (Warren Public Library)

Kylie Woodmansee (Coventry Public Library)


Rashaa Al-Sasah (West Warwick Public Library), Carly Balasco (Cranston High School West),  Amber Bennet (Wheeler/Gordon), Donna Broomfield (Woonsocket High school), Tayla Cardillo (Cranston Public Library), Regina Connolly (Bishop Hendricken),  Natalie Coolen (Warren Public Library), Joan Eldredge-Mouradjian (Narragansett Pier School), Lee-Ann Galli (North Kingstown Public Library), Danielle Grise (Porstmouth High School), Diane Hogan (East Greenwich Public Library), Sarah Hunicke (Portsmouth High School), Kelly Inman (West Warwick High School), Carla Molina (Paul Cuffee Upper School), Kristin Munson (Lincoln Public Library),  Elise Petrarca (Cranston Public Library), Michelle Steever (East Greenwich Public Schools), Alyssa Taft (Cranston Public Library), Kylie Woodmansee(Coventry Public Library).