Middle School Winner

book cover of Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Middle School Honor

book cover of blended

Blended By Sharon M. Draper

High School Winner

book cover of The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

High School Honor

book cover of After the Fire

After the Fire by Will Hill

2020-2021 Nominees:



Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City Philip Hoose | Middle School
Blended Sharon M. Draper | Middle School HONOR!
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 WINNER
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 WINNER
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Ben Philippe | High School
After the Fire Will Hill High School HONOR!

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SDLA YARP Committee

Kerri Smith, YARP Chair

South Dakota Library Association


School Library Coordinator

Scottie Bruch

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 3)