Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rhode Island Teen Book Nominees for 2015!!!

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 12 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.

  1. Shadow & Bone
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    The Grisha: Book 1

    Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

    Orphan Alina is taken from obscurity to become the protegĂ© of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the only one who can save her country’s people.
  2. Counting by 7s

    Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

    When both of her adoptive parents die in a car accident, Willow is left to navigate middle school and the foster care system depending only on her exceptional IQ and a group of misfit friends. 
  3. Eleanor & Park
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    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

    Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. 
  4. Bomb
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    Bomb The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

    This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's
    most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.


  5. The Girls of No Return
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    The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin

    A troubled sixteen-year-old girl attending a wilderness school in the Idaho mountains must finally face the consequences of her complicated friendships with two of the other girls at the school. 
  6. Belle Epoque
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    Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

    Down on her luck, runaway Maude accepts a position which embarrasses her and causes problems, but eventually this new experience in bohemian Paris offers her a new understanding of life.
  7. If You Find Me
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    If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

    Enduring a difficult existence in the woods with her younger sister and the mentally ill mother who abducted them, Cary is found by her father and thrust into a new world that is overshadowed by a secret about her sister's silence. 
  8. Insignia
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    Insignia by S. J. Kincaid 

    Tom, a genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.
  9. Life in Outer Space
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    Life in Outer Space

    Sam is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and
    impossible to ignore Camilla starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.
  10. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
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    Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks

    The unlikely friendship between basketball team captain Charlie and robotics club president Nate is challenged when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders over funding that will either pay for new uniforms or a robotics competition. 
  11. The Raven Boys
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    Raven Cycle: Book 1

    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

    Blue’s gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the Aglionby Academy, she discovers that together their talents are a dangerous mix. 
  12. Second Chance Summer
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    Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

    Because Taylor's father is terminally ill, her family decides to spend the summer at their lake house to be together. But the last time Taylor was there, she did something she regrets and now must find a way to fix it. 
  13. Steelheart
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    Reckoners: Book 1

    Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

    At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. 
  14. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
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    The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

    Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake befriends her, forging a complicated friendship.
  15. This Song Will Save Your Life
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    This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

    Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has thepassion, and the talent, to be a DJ. 
  16. Tiger Lily
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    Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

    Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him. 
  17. Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
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    Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

    Recounts the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.
  18. The Weight of Water
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    The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

    As she and her mother move to into a crumbling apartment, recent immigrant Kasienka has a difficult transition when girls at school tease her for being different and as well as for her broken English. 
  19. Wonder Show
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    Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

    Step inside Mosco's Traveling Wonder Show, a menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! Portia joins a circus freak show looking for the father who abandoned her, but she finds much more.
  20. Out of Nowhere
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    Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

    The star of the soccer team, Tom, finds out there is more to life than high school when he befriends Somali refugee Saeed. Tom experiences a culture outside of his small Maine town where people can come and go out of nowhere. 
  21. All the Truth That's In Me
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    All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

    Judith can't speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.
  22. Out of The Easy
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    Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys 

    Josie, the daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.

     *look for these books in the OSL catalog