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Fourteen and Up

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.

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
E. K.
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.

GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hesse
Author's First Name: 
Monica
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.

THE SERPENT KING

The Serpent King
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zentner
Author's First Name: 
Jeff
Publisher: 
Penguin (Crown/Random House)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.

THE PASSION OF DOLSSA

THE PASSION OF DOLSSA
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Berry
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Date: 
2016171

 A young gentlewoman, Dolssa, is accused of heresy during the time of the Inquisition in southern France. She is taken in by three tavern-keeper sisters who hide her, despite the danger to their entire town. This highly engaging tale is also available on audiobook.

BURN BABY BURN

BURN BABY BURN
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Medina
Author's First Name: 
Meg
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2016

 Queens, NY: In the long hot summer of 1977, all minds are on serial killer Son of Sam. Cuban American Nora is balancing life with her mother and reckless younger brother Hector. Add in a blackout and a little bit of romance, and this story takes you on a true adventure.

THE MEMORY OF LIGHT

THE MEMORY OF LIGHT
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stork
Author's First Name: 
Francisco X.
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2016

 16-year-old Vicky Cruz is recovering from a suicide attempt, with the help of other young patients in the hospital. The descriptions of what depression feels like are powerfully realistic and have the potential to save lives.

SALT TO THE SEA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sepetys
Author's First Name: 
Ruta
Publisher: 
Penguin (Philomel)
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 Four teens flee from war-torn Nazi Germany on the ill-fated ship Wilhelm Gustloff: Joana, a Lithuanian nurse; Florian, a Prussian masquerading as a soldier; Emilia, a damaged Polish girl; and Alfred, a Nazi sailor. The haunting story of their struggle to survive and the secret each carries is told in alternating voices.

SHADOWSHAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Older
Author's First Name: 
Daniel Jose
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Month: 
June
Publication Date: 
2015

 Sierra has to come to grips with her own supernatural abilities and the magic in her Puerto Rican heritage when her community is targeted by an outsider seeking to steal the power and use their spiritual strength against them.

NIMONA

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stevenson
Author's First Name: 
Noelle
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In a full-color webcomic turned graphic novel an energetic young shapeshifting villain joins on as sidekick for the misunderstood Lord Blackheart as they attempt to stick it to the corrupt Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.

ALEX AS WELL

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

 Alex, intersexed and raised as a boy, quits taking her meds in order to claim to her female side. The result: chaos within herself, her family and her school—and destructive sabotage by her mother. Alex’s voice will draw readers into her pain, struggles and hope.

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