Voting Opens October 1!

2020-2021 Nominees:



Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City Philip Hoose | Middle School
Blended Sharon M. Draper | Middle School
Grimoire Noir Vera Greentea Middle School
It Rained Warm Bread Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet Middle School
Skyward Brandon Sanderson Middle School
Speechless Adam P. Schmitt Middle School
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise Dan Gemeinhart | Middle School
Redwood and Ponytail K.A. Holt | Middle School
Greetings from Witness Protection Jake Burt | Middle School
Squirm Carl Hiaasen | Middle School
Stepsister Jennifer Donnelly | Middle School
My Corner of the Ring Jesselyn Silva | Middle School


Becoming Kareem Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | High School
Cold Day in the Sun Sara Biren | High School
The Fountains of Silence Ruta Sepetys | High School
A Heart in a Body of the World Deb Caletti High School
On the Come Up Angie Thomas | High School
This Mortal Coil Emily Suvada | High School
They Called Us Enemy George Takei High School
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Tahereh Mafi | High School
With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo | High School
The Cruel Prince Holly Black | High School
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Ben Philippe | High School
After the Fire Will Hill High School

*SDTTG: South Dakota Titles to Go is South Dakota's audiobook and ebook library provided through Overdrive.


The file/s below are provided for the use of educators and librarians.

See Also: Almost Made It! list, if you're looking for a few more books to read!

SDLA YARP Committee

Elizabeth Hoffman, YARP Chair

South Dakota Library Association

Children and Youth Services Coordinator

Laura Kelly

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