Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.
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.
Second generation Asian-Australian Lucy wins a scholarship to prestigious Laurinda, a private school that has rested on privilege for far too long. In this epistolary novel, the author deftly showcases thorny issues of class, race, immigration and merit, while skillfully examining Lucy's growth into a young woman.
Resistance, espionage, and survival: this engaging collective biography features 15 diverse and inspiring women during WWII in the Pacific. Includes primary sources and additional reading suggestions to encourage further exploration.
In 1920s Oregon, biracial Hanalee Denny teams up with Lee, who is gay, to find the truth about the night her father was murdered in this fast-paced historical fiction set during the violent times of the KKK and eugenics for gay men.
Pen is a female gamer who dresses in loose jeans and men's t-shirts, and lately everyone seems to have an opinion on who she "should" be. In the face of souring relationships with her best friend and parents and a budding romantic relationship, it's time for Pen to "man up" and assert herself.
Frannie idolizes her cousin Tru for his charm, wit and charisma. He's come to spend the summer and Frannie sees this as her chance to impress him and break out of her naive good girl image. As Frannie gets swept up in Tru's world she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye. This powerful coming-of-age story brings the characters and the city of Baltimore to life.
In the hours leading up to his execution, Niels, a fifteen year old Danish boy, reflects on his life while the villagers who condemned him reflect on the questions of guilt, justice, and the nature of Niels’ punishment. Based on the true story of the last public execution in Denmark, which took place in 1853, the social, ethical, and even economic questions raised still have relevance in today’s society.
Mercy Wong is Chinese-American in 1906 San Francisco, and life at her prestigious girls’ school is not as easy as she had hoped it would be. When an historic earthquake hits town, she and her classmates must work together to survive.
Popular head cheerleader Hermione Winters has everything going for her until she is drugged and raped at a party. With the help of supportive parents and a best friend, Hermione comes through an ordeal that would have broken most. This compelling story is also a highly engaging audiobook.
Hanneke moves about the city procuring and delivering black market and other hard-to-find items in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She puts her relative safety as a Christian on the line when she receives an unusual request to use her skill and advantages to rescue a young Jewish girl.
Three misfit high school friends traverse triumphs and heartbreak in their small Tennessee town. Distinct voices, a strong sense of place, and issues of class, religion, and opportunity are explored in this brilliant debut.