Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2016 Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Award Nominees

2016 Abraham Lincoln Award

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. The nominees for next year's Teen Choice Award have been announced and here they are:
Author Title
Saenz, Benjamin Alire Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray
Quick, Matthew Boy 21
Lange, Erin Jade Butter
Hodge, Rosamund Cruel Beauty
Bracken, Alexandra The Darkest Minds*
Rowell, Rainbow Fangirl
Kwok, Jean Girl in Translation*
Zadoff, Allen I Am the Weapon (previously published as Boy Nobody)
Nelson, Jandy I'll Give You the Sun
Farizan, Sara If You Could be Mine*
Anderson, Laurie Halse The Impossible Knife of Memory
Ballard, Chris One Shot at Forever
Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train
Rawl, Paige Positive: A Memoir
Maberry, Jonathan Rot & Ruin
McGovern, Cammie Say What You Will
Sanderson, Brandon Steelheart
Sales, Leila This Song Will Save Your Life*
Lockhart, E. We Were Liars

The titles in RED are the ones that were chosen by the teens on the committee. They are allowed to choose four titles, anytime during the discussion without any input from the librarians. I think it's a great list. My library already owns 15 of the 20 books, and I've read eight of them. My TBR just got a lot longer!

We are now voting for the 2015 winner, which will be announced on March 20. Here's a list of those nominated titles. Which one would you vote for?

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  1. What are the parameters for book selections? Some appear to be recently published while others were published several years ago. For the Evergreen Awards (WA State) books have to be available in paperback to be eligible.

    1. We used to have to do the paperback thing, but that eliminated some books that were very popular, and then they get nominated after they are "old." So now we don't have that requirement. Publication date must be in the last 5 years. Author living at the time of nomination. No translations. Only first book in a series.


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