The nominees for next year’s SC Young Adult Book Award have been announced. Why not get ahead by checking one (or more!) out today. The titles include:
Angry Management by Chris Crutcher
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Brutal by Michael B. Harmon
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Diary of a Witness by Carol Ryan Hyde
Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu
The Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year Old GI by Ryan Smithson
The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Gray Baby: A Novel by Scott Loring Sanders
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
King of the Screwups by K.L Going
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Muchacho: A Novel by LouAnne Johnson
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
Rock n’ Roll Soldier: A Memoir by Dean Ellis Kohler
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Unsigned Hype: A Novel by Booker T. Mattison
Voting for the 2010-11 nominees is open through February 28th. Ask your library media specialist how you can cast your vote! Remember, you must read at least three nominee titles to be eligible to vote.
Here are the titles up for consideration for next year’s SC Young Adult Book Award. Please encourage the teens in your life to read and vote. They make great summer reading novels!
All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gerhman
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Defying the Diva by Anne D. Love
The Devil’s Paintbox by Victoria McKernan
The Devouring by Simon Holt
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau by Banks by E. Lockhart
How to Build a House: A Novel by Dana Reinhardt
The Hungar Games by Suzanne Collins
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Something Wicked by Alan Gratz
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein
You can find booktalks here.
Just take a look at the photo to the right.
A teacher sent these two girls in to use the copier. While the one girl was making the copies, the other picked up a book on the childrens picture books display. The next thing I knew she was reading the book aloud to us – and really getting into the groove. She was using “voices” and everything!
They didn’t leave until after the story was over. I just wish I’d thought to turn on the video feature instead of just snapping a photo.
Boy did she make my day brighter! Just goes to prove that even high schoolers still enjoy picture books.
BTW: the book was The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.