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SD Teen Choice Book Awards 2017-18

The Winners Are...

Middle School

I Will Always Write Back

book cover of I Will Always Write Back

by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda

Honor: Ghost by Jason Reynolds

High School

All American Boys

book cover of All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Honor: The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry

Middle School List

High School List

Almost Made the list Books

  • The Last Time We Said Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  • Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
  • Highly Illogical Behavior by Corey John Whaley
  • Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Endangered by Lamar Giles
  • Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • The Meaning of Maggie by Jean Megan Sovern
  • Nightfall by Jake Halpern
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

  • Archives
  • Constitution and Bylaws p d f file
  • Graphics
  • Printables:
    • Labels p d f file
      Print using Avery 5293 white round labels on a color printer
    • 2017-18 Bookmarks
      Four bookmarks print on lettersized paper. Suggestion: Print on heavier paper or cardstock and trim along printed lines.
  • Membership Application p d f file Revised September 2016
    Please send completed membership forms to:

    Children's & Youth Services Coordinator
    South Dakota State Library
    800 Governors Drive
    Pierre, SD 57501

  • Nomination Guidelines


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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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And the YARP winners are...

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
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And many more!

Puzzle Map of South Dakota with various database/online resource logos
Puzzle Map download and print this P D F file - Puzzle Map

Download and print this PDF file for a listing of electronic resources made available to South Dakota.
Updated, October 2017


Laura Kelly EMAIL
Children's & Youth Services Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 1

Alissa Adams EMAIL
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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