Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, email@example.com, 202-707-1950.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.