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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
In an intriguing alternate world, a chosen few have superhuman powers. Katsa’s “Grace” is a talent for killing, an ability her uncle, the king, forces her to use before rebellion leads her into a web of mystery, violence, and passion.
Kendra, raised by her grandmother while her mother completes her own education, feels abandoned. Strongly portrayed secondary characters—Kendra’s ne’er-do-well father and best friend Adonna—round out this complex urban romance filled with risky choices.
In this existential Danish import, one student taunts his classmates by saying that nothing has meaning. When the other students decide to "create meaning," the results are chilling. Their decisions will resound with readers long after this tightly-written, disturbing twenty-first century fable is over.
Popular Samantha has a perfect life until she dies in a car crash. When she awakens the next morning in her own bed, she relives the fatal day seven times. Each instance reveals new perspectives about herself and the people she has known.
As good as the first book, this sequel has an "older and wiser" Katniss learning the political repercussions of her defiance of authority when she changed the nature of The Hunger Games. Her attraction to the two important male figures in her life continues along with her confusion about her feelings and she reluctantly takes on a larger role in her society. The ending keeps it from being a "stand alone" book but the story is so compelling I think it should be on our list.