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YARP: Young Adult Reading Program

Y A R P LogoOver 1,700 votes were cast by South Dakota teens on their favorite book from this year's list.

Sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, the contest features two lists of at least fifteen nominated titles for middle school and high school grades To qualify to vote, students read books from the list and give it a star rating of 1 to 5, 5 being best. Voting opens during the national Teen Read Week (October) and goes through April 1st.

2015-16 YARP Winners:

El Deafo by Cece Bell
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Winner of the 2016
Middle School Award

Half Bad by Sally Green
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Winner of the 2016
High School Award

2015-16 YARP Runners Up:

The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
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Runner Up of the 2016
Middle School Award

Divided We Fall
by Trent Reedy
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Runner Up of the 2016
High School Award

SD Teen Choice List 2015-16

Middle School List

High School List

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Each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals.

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