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Hugh B. Bain Middle School Library : Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees 2019

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Voting:

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.

  • In order to participate in the voting, which usually takes place each February, students must read at least three of the nominees below.
  • Votes are then collected in the North Smithfield High School library and are submitted to the Rhode Island Teen Book Award committee.

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their lives by Dashka Slater

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

I Believe in a thing called Love by Maurene Goo

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Words on the Bathroom Wall by Julia Walton

Warcross by Marie Lu

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin


Thank you to Jessica Camara (North Smithfield High School Library) for creating this page.

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Lighter than my Shadow by Katie Green

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

We are OK by Nina LaCour