Our 2022 Nominees
Yadriel, a trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinz family, summons a ghost who refuses to leave. (Audio recommended)
Clap When You Land
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
The Girls I've Been
As the daughter of a con artist who targets criminal men, Nora grew up as her mother's protégé. She escapes and lives a "normal" life...until a bank robbery goes awry and Nora needs to dust off her con skills in order to survive. (Audio recommended)
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...?
Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash spends his time dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney. But when Delaney manages to secure both of them full rides to an elite prep school in Connecticut, Cash will have to grapple with his need to protect her and the town he would have to leave behind.
Avery Grambs' future changes in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves her a fortune. The catch? Avery must solve the secrets of Hawthorne House, where every room holds puzzles, riddles, and codes. (Suitable for all teens)
After her mother dies in an mysterious accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews discovers there’s more to it than what’s on the police report. She’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the magical society of the Legendborn as one of their initiates. (Audio recommended)
Fairy tales are the only way Tien can communicate with his Vietnamese immigrant parents. But how will he find the words to tell them that he’s gay? A powerful read about family, identity and the enduring magic of stories. (Suitable for all teens)
Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as a person? As a baby Nubia showcased Amazonian-like strength but the world has no problem telling her that she's no Wonder Woman. But Nubia can't deny the fire within her, even if she's a little awkward about it sometimes. (Suitable for all teens)
Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?
Snap's town had a witch. At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online―after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. Snap befriends this witch - and discovers a strange magic within herself. (Suitable for all teens)
This vital volume traces the history of racism and the many political, literary, and philosophical narratives that have been used to justify slavery, oppression, and genocide. (Audio recommended)