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Young Adult Services | YARP: Young Adult Reading Program | 2019-20 Nominee Lists

SD Teen Choice Book Awards 2019-20 NOMINEES!

Middle School List

  • Auma's Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo
  • Braced by Alyson Gerber
  • Cells at Work by Akane Shimizu
  • Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • LifeL1k3 by Jay Kristoff
  • Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
  • Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
  • Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

High School List

  • Chasing King's Killer by James Swanson
  • Check, Please! #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Devils Within by S.F. Henson
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman
  • Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
  • Hooper by Geoff Herbach
  • I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
  • What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Almost Made the List:

  • Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
  • Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
  • Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  • Deep Water by Watt Key
  • Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J Krosoczka

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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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