Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2015!

What is RITBA?
RITBA is the Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Each year, a team of librarians chooses 20+ books which they feel are some of the best for teens published in the last couple of years. Then, Rhode Island teens between the ages of 12 and 18 vote for their favorite.

How do I participate?
Read at least 3 of the books on this year's list.  Then, in February, you will be able to vote for your favorite book by filling out a ballot in the library.

Click on a book title below to visit the library catalog page for that book, which includes a description and tells you whether the book is checked in.
Last year's winner was:
 The Fault in our Stars by John Green. 
Who will be the winner for 2015???  
It's up to you to decide!!!
Cast your vote in the YA area!

Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2015 Nominees

Sarah Crossan
Category: Teen Books

Hannah Barnaby
Category: Teen Books

Deborah Hopkinson
Category: Teen Books

Elizabeth Ross
Category: Teen Books

Ruta Sepetys
Category: Teen Books

Julie Berry
Category: Teen Books

Holly Goldberg Sloan
Category: Teen Books

S. J. Kincaid
Category: Teen Books

Emily Murdoch
Category: Teen Books

Rainbow Rowell
Category: Teen Books

Erin Saldin
Category: Teen Books

Melissa Keil
Category: Teen Books

Maggie Stiefvater
Category: Teen Books

Maria Padian
Category: Teen Books

Prudence Shen
Category: Teen Books

Morgan Matson
Category: Teen Books

Leigh Bardugo
Category: Teen Books

Brandon Sanderson
Category: Teen Books

Leila Sales
Category: Teen Books


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.