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RIMSBA 2024 Nominees

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Black Boy Joy
Ophie's Ghosts
The Elephant in the Room
Hide and Seeker
Too Bright to See
This Book Is Anti-Racist
The Insiders
Another Kind
Brave Like That
The Blackbird Girls
Amari and the Night Brothers
Rez Dogs
Amazing Treasures
The Legend of Auntie Po
The Shape of Thunder

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Selection Policy: Newport Public Schools-- Policy 6381 Instructional Resources & Materials -  Selection of Instructional Materials

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And the winner is...

The 2023 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) winner is

   Hide and Seeker by

     Daka Hermon





  Second place goes to:

Alone By Megan E. Freeman  


 and third place goes to: 

Another Kind by Trevor Bream and Cait May 

The TMS student vote was:

1.   Alone

2.   Blackbird Girls

3.   Hide & Seeker



Read 3 2024 RIMSBA Nominees by March & Vote for a winner!

Thompson Middle School Teacher-Librarian