Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (email@example.com) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
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.
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.
An unlikely friendship blossoms between Virginia teen K.C. and Darfur refuge Nawra as they exchange letters. K.C. hears the horrors that Nawra has endured and overlooks her own difficulties to try to help Nawra.
Ryan Dean, stalwart player on his boarding school rugby team, worries about an older girl, a witchy teacher, and a gay teammate. Hilarious, ferocious, and ultimately heartbreaking, Ryan’s story uncovers unexpected depth.
Danielle, a senior at a school for learning disabilities, tries to cope with her doubts about social status and body image. Funny, poignant, and honest, Danielle manages to make herself an outcast before she finds a helping friend.
An influx of Islamic Somali refugees rocks predominantly French Catholic Enniston, Maine. Popular high school soccer team captain, Tom Bouchard, expands his cultural awareness as adults and students clash in the community, in the classroom, and on the soccer field.
Abducted Carey and Janessa hide from the world trying to cope during their mother’s absences. After a social worker discovers them and returns them to their father, the lies Carey’s mother told her about their father continue to haunt her.
Tim is a 17 year old albino, who is a senior year transfer to a co-ed prep school. He meets the school's "it" girl Vanessa on his travels to this school, setting up a love triangle with the school's alpha male. Tim is doomed to be an outsider because of his appearance, but this relationship only makes things harder for him. 14 and Up. Kathie Weinberg
Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.
Spunky and smart Josie, 17-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, dreams of escaping to an elite college. A mysterious death in the shady and secretive underbelly of early 1950’s New Orleans threatens to jeopardize her plans.