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SD Teen Choice Book Awards 2018-19

South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards Logo with winning books The Hate U Give and Refugee


  1. Winner:
    "Refugee" by Alan Gratz
  2. Honor:
    "Restart" by Gordon Korman


  1. Winner:
    "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
  2. Honor:
    "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman

Middle School List

  • "Refugee" by Alan Gratz
  • "Restart" by Gordon Korman
  • "Scar Island" by Dan Gemeinhart
  • "Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus" by Dusti Bowling
  • "Warcross" by Marie Lu
  • "All's Faire in Middle School" by Victoria Jamieson
  • "Hunted" by Meagan Spooner
  • "Lone Stars" by Mike Lupica
  • "Mars One" by Jonathan Maberry
  • "Speed of Life" by Carol Weston
  • "Slider" by Pete Hautman
  • "Amina's Voice" by Hena Khan

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High School List

  • "Aftermath" by Clara Kensie
  • "Eliza and Her Monsters" by Francesca Zappia
  • "Goodbye Days" by Jeff Zentner
  • "Orange" by Ichigo Takano
  • "This Is Our Story" by Ashley Elston
  • "A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea" by Melissa Fleming
  • "One of Us Is Lying" by Karen M. McManus
  • "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
  • "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman
  • "When Dimple Met Rishi" by Sandhya Menon
  • "Dallas" by Sam Moussavi
  • "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber

Kerri Smith's emaze presentation link to e maze dot com

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Almost Made It! Books:

Middle School

  • "Survivor's Club" by Michael Bornstein
  • "Four Four Two" by Dean Hughes
  • "Pretty" by Justin Sayre
  • "Posted" by John David Anderson
  • "The Inquisitor's Tale" by Adam Gidwitz
  • "You Bring the Distant Near" by Mitali Perkins
  • "Tracker's Canyon" by Pam Withers
  • "Goldie Vance vol. 1" - by Hope Larson

High School

  • "Tash Hearts Tolstoy" by Kathryn Ormsbee
  • "American Street" by Ibi Zoboi
  • "The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue" by Mackenzie Lee
  • "Girl in Pieces" by Kathleen Glasgow
  • "Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • "A List of Cages" by Robin Roe
  • "The Rains" by Gregg Hurwitz
  • "When It's Real" by Erin Watt
  • "Daughter of the Pirate King" by Tricia Levenseller

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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...

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