Browse Books by Year

Ten to Fourteen

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams-Garcia
Author's First Name: 
Rita
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Amistad)
Publication Date: 
2015

 The Gaither sisters are traveling again, this time to visit Big Ma. Big sister Delphine narrates a story of family bonds tested through history in a voice that is sassy and responsible. A spot-on end to a remarkable trilogy.

STELLA BY STARLIGHT

Stella by Starlight
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Draper
Author's First Name: 
Sharon
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Stella recounts an emotional family journey during the Depression as her father attempts to vote for the first time in their Klan-threatened North Carolina segregated town.

ENCHANTED AIR: TWO CULTURES, TWO WINGS: A MEMOIR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Engle
Author's First Name: 
Margarita
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A sensory-rich poetic memoir of a girl raised between two countries conveys the author’s love of Cuba and her heartbreak when the revolution and its aftermath put an end to her regular summer visits.

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kelly
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Callie Vee’s interest in animals and science, encouraged by her grandfather, is put to use when she helps save the rescued assortment of creatures brought home by her younger brother. A lively, stand-alone sequel to The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (2009).

FINDING SERENDIPITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Banks
Author's First Name: 
Angelica
Illustrator's First Name: 
Stevie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 When her mother goes missing, Tuesday McGillicutty and her dog Baxter follow a thread to the magical place where stories come alive. There they find adventure, friendship and the truth about Baxter.

GOODBYE STRANGER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Publisher: 
Penguin (Wendy Lamb/Random House)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2015

 Seventh grade brings changes and challenges including family breakups, cell phone photography, and changing friendships. Three stories intertwine with humor and drama.

ANGEL ISLAND: GATEWAY TO GOLD MOUNTAIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freedman
Author's First Name: 
Russell
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2014

From 1892 through 1940, over a million Asian immigrants passed through Angel Island, an immigration station off the California coast where they carved their stories on the walls. Freedman uses primary sources to retell their stories of struggle against racism and anti-immigration.

RED MADNESS: HOW A MEDICAL MYSTERY CHANGED WHAT WE EAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jarrow
Author's First Name: 
Gail
Publisher: 
Calkins Creek
Publication Date: 
2014

Thousands of people succumbed to a disfiguring, sometimes deadly illness that spread across the South in the early 1900s.  How pellagra, its cause, and its cure were discovered is presented in dramatic photographs and gripping narrative.

CAMINAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Skila
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

Carlos, a young boy in Guatemala, follows his mama’s orders and hides in the trees when soldiers tear his world apart. Carlos fights to survive in the forest amidst soldiers and rebels and struggles to become a man in this historical fiction told in verse.

THE RED PENCIL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Author's First Name: 
Andrea Davis
Illustrator's First Name: 
Shane
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Evans.
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2014

Twelve-year-old Amira’s greatest desire is to become educated. Learning to hope again in a refugee camp after militants destroy her village in Darfur and kill her father, Amira is given the gift of a paper tablet and a red pencil.

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