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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Evergreen Teen Book Awards 2015 Nominees

The Evergreen Teen Book Award is sponsored by the Washington Young Adult Review Group (WashYARG), a group comprised of school and public librarians from the state of Washington. The award was created to give teens in the state a voice in deciding the best literature aimed at their age group. In order for the books to be considered they must be available in paperback. Students can vote online or mail in their ballots. Winning books are announced in April of each year. The winning book in April of 2014 was Divergent by Veronica Roth. 

The 2015 Evergreen Book Award nominees are:

  1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  4. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  7. Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
  8. Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  10. 10 Drama by Raina Telgemeier
(Click on the hyperlinks for more information on each book. All the information on this post is from the Evergreen Teen Book Award Homepage.)

Note: If you are teen librarian from another state (other than Washington) I'd love to hear from you and get the link for your state teen book award name/list.

I did a little research and found a link to all the state book award links. Take a look at The Horn Book: State and Regional Awards. Though I haven't opened up more than a few of the hyperlinks on the list it appears to me that most states use some similar selection process as Washington State. Books on the nominated list are not from the current publication year. For example, the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal Young Adult Award books for 2015 are: The Fault in Our Stars (2012); Daughter of Smoke and Bones (2011); Legend (2011).



  1. I haven't read enough of these- I'd better get reading!

  2. Some familiar titles. Many are on our list (Illinois) or have been in the past. Here's a link if you are interested: http://www.islma.org/pdf/2015MasterList/2015AbrahamLincolnAward2.pdf

    1. Thanks Annette,
      I find it interesting that there are books on the list published in 2009. Do you know what parameters they use in the selection? I'm assuming that they don't put books on the list more than once.


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