Book News: The North Star YA Award

We have exciting news for YA readers. This year Maine librarians are unveiling a NEW readers’ choice award for Maine students. Similar to the Chickadee Award (for grades K-4) and the Maine Student Book Award (for grades 4-8), older readers will have their own award in the 2020-2021 school year entitled the North Star YA Award. Voting will take place next spring, using a similar method as the Maine Student Book Award. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, you can start reading your way through the list of nominees. You’ll see below that many of them are already in the Cloud Library!

2020-2021 North Star YA Award Nominees:

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio and ebook)

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (audio and ebook)

Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson (audio and ebook)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (audio and ebook)

The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer (audio and ebook)

Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley (audio and ebook)

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (ebook)

The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina (audio and ebook)

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (audio and ebook)

Bloom by Kevin Panetta (ebook)

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe (audio and ebook)

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (audio and ebook)

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (audio and ebook)

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei and illustrated by Harmony Becker

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (audio and ebook)

Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas (ebook)

The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos (ebook)

White Rose by Kip Wilson (ebook)

Watches and Warnings by Ryan Wolf

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (audio and ebook)

As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl (audio and ebook)

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