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ARKANSAS TEEN BOOK AWARD
2012-2013
IMPORTANT EMAIL AND WEB ADDRESS
Teen Voting: October 1, 2013 through October 19, 2013
http://arkansasteenaward.wikispaces.com
You will find an electronic format and a paper ballot format.
Email tallies from paper ballots to the gmail account listed below.
Power Point, Bookmarks, and Other Materials
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Teen Book Award can be found at the same wikispace address
above. You DO NOT have to be a member or join to access these
items.
Contacting the Committee
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2013 title suggestions, tallies of paper ballot forms, questions,
comments, and suggestions.
LEVEL 1
These titles are for grades 7th through 9th.
AMERICUS—MK REED & JONATHAN HILL
Oklahoma teen Neal Barton
stands up for his favorite
fantasy series, The
Chronicles of Apathea
Ravenchilde, when
conservative Christians try to
bully the town of Americus
into banning it from the
public library.
Great book for banned books
week!
ANYA’S GHOST—VERA BROSGOL
Anya, embarrassed by
her family and lacking
confidence in her body
and her social skills,
finally finds a friend
after falling down a well,
but quickly learns there
are drawbacks to having
a ghost for a friend.
AROUND THE WORLD—MATT PHELAN
Fictionalized accounts of the
true stories of three people who
made separate attempts to
travel around the world in the
late nineteenth century,
including Thomas Stevens, who
made the journey on a bicycle,
reporter Nellie Bly, who used
conventional methods of travel,
and sea captain Joshua Slocum,
the first person to sail around
the world alone.
AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK—JOE SCHREIBER
Perry's parents insist that he
take Gobi, their quiet,
Lithuanian exchange student,
to senior prom but after an
incident at the dance he
learns that Gobi is actually a
trained assassin who needs
him as a henchman, behind
the wheel of his father's
precious Jaguar, on a mission
in Manhattan.
THE BERLIN BOXING –ROB SHARENOW
In 1936 Berlin, fourteenyear-old Karl Stern,
considered Jewish despite a
non-religious upbringing,
learns to box from the
legendary Max Schmeling
while struggling with the
realities of the Holocaust.
CLOSE TO FAMOUS—JOAN BAUER
Everyone has a dream
but no one is even close
to famous in the small
town of Culpepper, West
Virginia. Until unexpected
events shake the town
and its inhabitants and
puts there big ambitions
to the test.
ENCLAVE—ANN AGUIRRE
The Huntress Deuce is
drawn to her new partner,
Fade, a mysterious boy who
is not afraid to break the
rules of the elders, and as
she learns of the elders'
deceptions, she and Fade
push the enclave to test
their faith and protect
themselves from
unexpected dangers.
FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP—ALBERT MARRIN
Provides a detailed
account of the disastrous
Triangle Shirtwaist
Factory fire in New York
City, which claimed the
lives of 146 garment
workers in 1911, and
examines the impact of
this event on the nation's
working conditions and
labor laws.
FLIP—MARTYN BEDFORD
Sixteen-year-old Alex
awakens to find that six
months have gone by
and he seems to be
living in another boy's
body. As Alex tries to
figure out what
happened, he wonders
if he will ever be able to
return to the life he
once knew.
GANDHI: A MANGA BIOGRAPHY—KAZUKI EBINE
A manga biography of
Mahatma Gandhi, who
led a campaign of
nonviolent aggression
against British rule in
India resulted in a better
life for the Indian people.
THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS—RAE CARSON
A fearful sixteen-year-old
princess discovers her
heroic destiny after being
married off to the king of
a neighboring country in
turmoil and pursued by
enemies seething with
dark magic.
I’LL BE THERE—HOLLY GOLDBERG SLOAN
Raised by an unstable
father who keeps
constantly on the move,
Sam Border has long
been the voice of his
silent younger brother,
Riddle, but everything
changes when Sam meets
Emily Bell and, welcomed
by her family, the brothers
encounter normalcy for
the first time.
OKAY FOR NOW—GARY SCHMIDT
Fourteen-year-old Doug
Swieteck faces many
challenges, including an
abusive father, a brother
traumatized by Vietnam,
suspicious teachers and
police officers, and isolation,
but when he meets a girl
known as Lil Spicer, he
develops a close relationship
with her and finds a safe
place at the local library.
THE PLEDGE—KIMBERLY DERTING
In a dystopian kingdom
where the classes are
separated by the
languages they speak,
Charlaina "Charlie" Hart
has a secret gift that is
revealed when she
meets a mysterious
young man named Max.
REMIND VOL. 1—JASON BRUBAKER
Sonia is looking for her
missing cat, Victuals, when
he reappears with a head
full of stitches, and is able
to speak, but has no
memory of how he got that
way. Both set out to solve
the mystery of his
disappearance, which
leads them to a kingdom
under the waves and a
royal power struggle.
THE RUNNING DREAM—WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN
When a school bus
accident leaves sixteenyear-old Jessica an
amputee, she returns to
school with a prosthetic
limb and her track team
finds a wonderful way to
help rekindle her dream
of running again.
TEN MILES PAST NORMAL – FRANCES O’ROARK DOWELL
Because living with
"modern-hippy" parents on
a goat farm means
fourteen-year-old Janie
Gorman cannot have a
normal high school life, she
tries joining Jam Band,
making friends with
Monster, and spending
time with elderly former
civil rights workers.
THIS DARK ENDEAVOR—KENNETH OPPEL
Victor and Konrad
Frankenstein are
inseparable twin brothers
who stumble upon The Dark
Library, where secret books
of alchemy and ancient
remedies are housed, but
after their father forbids
them to ever return to the
library Konrad falls gravely
ill and Victor seeks out a
cure for his brother beyond
traditional medicine.
WANDERING SON VOL. 1—SHIMURO TAKAKO
The fifth grade: the threshold
to puberty and the beginning
of the end of childhood
innocence. Shuichi Nitori and
his new friend Yoshino
Takatsuki have happy homes,
loving families and are wellliked by their classmates. But
they share a secret that
further complicates a time of
life that is awkward for anyone:
Shuichi is a boy who wants to
be a girl and Yoshino is a girl
who wants to be a boy.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE—SARAH DESSEN
Seventeen-year-old
Mclean begins to lose
sight of who she really is
after she tries to reinvent
herself at each school
she attends after her
parents' divorce and her
father moves her from
town to town.
LEVEL TWO
These titles are for grades 10th through 12th.
ALL THESE THINGS I’VE DONE—GABRIELLE ZEVIN
Anya Balanchine,
daughter of New York
City's most notorious
crime boss in 2083, tries
to keep a low profile, but
she cannot avoid the
spotlight when her loser
ex-boyfriend is accidently
poisoned by illegal
chocolate manufactured
by her family.
ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD—KENDARE BLAKE
Cas Lowood, armed with
his late father's
mysterious athame, sets
out to kill a ghost known
as Anna Dressed in
Blood, but what he
believes will be a routine
task turns deadly when
he discovers Anna is
unlike any ghost he has
ever encountered before.
ASHES—ILSA BICK
Alex, a resourceful
seventeen-year-old running
from her incurable brain
tumor, Tom, who has left the
war in Afghanistan, and Ellie,
an angry eight-year-old, join
forces after an
electromagnetic pulse
sweeps through the sky and
kills most of the world's
population, turning some of
those who remain into
zombies and giving the
others superhuman senses.
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY—RUTA SEPETYS
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina,
her mother, and brother are
pulled from their Lithuanian
home by Soviet guards and
sent to Siberia, where her
father is sentenced to death in
a prison camp while she fights
for her life, vowing to honor her
family and the thousands like
hers by burying her story in a
jar on Lithuanian soil. Based
on the author's family, includes
a historical note.
BITTER END—JENNIFER BROWN
When seventeen-year-old
Alex starts dating Cole, a
new boy at her high
school, her two closest
friends increasingly
mistrust him as the
relationship grows more
serious.
BLOOD RED ROAD—MOIRA YOUNG
In a distant future, eighteenyear-old Lugh is kidnapped,
and while his twin sister
Saba and nine-year-old
Emmi are trailing him across
bleak Sandsea they are
captured, too, and taken to
brutal Hopetown, where
Saba is forced to be a cage
fighter until new friends help
plan an escape.
BUT I LOVE HIM—AMANDA GRACE
Ann begins her senior
year of high school as a
happy, straight-A student
and track star, but her
life changes drastically
when she become
involved with a haunted
young man named
Connor and cannot seem
to free herself from the
abusive relationship.
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE—LAINI TAYLOR
Seventeen-year-old
Karou, a lovely,
enigmatic art student in
a Prague boarding
school, carries a
sketchbook of hideous,
frightening monsters-the chimaerae who form
the only family she has
ever known.
DIVERGENT—VERONICA ROTH
In a future Chicago, sixteenyear-old Beatrice Prior must
choose among five
predetermined factions to
define her identity for the rest
of her life, a decision made
more difficult when she
discovers that she is an
anomaly who does not fit into
any one group, and that the
society she lives in is not
perfect after all.
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE—SARA ZARR
Told from their own
viewpoints, seventeenyear-old Jill, in grief over
the loss of her father, and
Mandy, nearly nineteen,
are thrown together when
Jill's mother agrees to
adopt Mandy's unborn
child but nothing turns
out as they had
anticipated.
INFINITE KUNG FU—KAYAN MCLEOD
The world is under the
control of a mysterious
emperor, who is
represented by five cruel
kung fu masters who lead
his armies. When soldier
Yang Lei Kung tires of
blindly following his master's
evil orders, he goes looking
for enlightenment and
discovers that it is up to him
to put an end to the
emperor's evil plans.
LEVEL UP—GENE LUEN YANG
Dennis Ouyang is visited by
four angels who prompt him
to give up his dream of
playing video games
professionally and pursue a
medical degree as his late
father wanted, but a crisis
reveals the true nature of
the angels and brings
Dennis to a crossroads in
his path to the future.
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR—STEPHANIE PERKINS
Budding costume designer
Lola Nolan has big plans
for the future but is pretty
content with her life right
now, until the Bell twins
move back in next door
and Lola must deal with a
lifetime of feelings for
Cricket and her longtime
rivalry with his twin sister.
MARZI: A MEMOIR—MARZENA SOWA
Marzena Sowa recounts
her experiences as a
young girl in communist
Poland, describing how
the country's politics
shaped her life.
THE NAME OF THE STAR—MAUREEN JOHNSON
Rory, of Boueuxlieu,
Louisiana, is spending a
year at a London
boarding school when
she witnesses a murder
by a Jack the Ripper
copycat and becomes
involved with the very
unusual investigation.
THE QUEEN OF WATER—LAURA RESAU
Living in a village in
Ecuador, a Quechua
Indian girl is sent to
work as an indentured
servant for an upper
class "mestizo" family.
RECOVERY ROAD—BLAKE NELSON
Seventeen-year-old
Maddie meets Stewart in
a rehabilitation facility for
drug and alcohol abuse,
and they begin a
relationship, which they
try to maintain after they
both finish treatment.
WARPED—MAURISSA GUIBORD
When seventeen-year-old
Tessa Brody comes into
possession of an ancient
unicorn tapestry, she is
plummeted into sixteenthcentury England, where
her life is intertwined with
that of a handsome
nobleman who is
desperately trying to
escape a terrible fate.
WHERE THINGS COME BACK—JOHN COREY WHALEY
Seventeen-year-old
Cullen's summer in Lily,
Arkansas, is marked by
his cousin's death by
overdose, an alleged
spotting of a woodpecker
thought to be extinct,
failed romances, and his
younger brother's sudden
disappearance.
ZAHRA’S PARADISE—AMIR & KHALIL
Follows the efforts of
Zahra and her oldest
son, an Internet blogger,
to locate another son,
Mehdi, after the young
man vanishes during
the protests in the
aftermath of Iran's
fraudulent elections of
2009.
Arkansas Teen Book Award
2012-2013 Reading List
Level 1
1. Americus—MK Reed & J. Hill (graphic)
2. Anya’s Ghost—Vera Brosgol (graphic)
3. Around the World: Three Remarkable Journeys—Matt Phelan (nonfiction graphic)
4. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick—Joe Schreiber (thriller)
5. The Berlin Boxing Club—Rob Sharenow (historical fiction)
6. Close to Famous—Joan Bauer (contemporary realistic)
7. Enclave—Ann Aguirre (dystopian)
8. Flesh and Blood So Cheap—Albert Marrin (nonfiction)
9. Flip—Martyn Bedford (fantasy/sci fi)
10. Gandhi: a Manga Biography—Kazuki Ebine (nonfiction graphic)
11. The Girl of Fire and Thorns—Rae Carson (fantasy)
12. I’ll Be There—Holly Goldberg Sloan (contemporary realistic)
13. Okay for Now—Gary Schmidt (contemporary realistic)
14. The Pledge—Kimberly Derting (dystopian)
15. reMIND Vol. 1—Jason Brubaker (graphic)
16. The Running Dream—Wendelin Van Draanen (contemporary realistic)
17. Ten Miles Past Normal—Frances O’Roark Dowell (contemporary realistic)
18. This Dark Endeavor—Kenneth Oppel (fantasy)
19. Wandering Son Vol. 1—Shimura Takako (graphic)
20. What Happened to Goodbye—Sarah Dessen (contemporary fiction)
Arkansas Teen Book Award
2012-2013 Reading List
Level 2
1. All These Things I’ve Done—Gabrielle Zevin (fiction)
2. Anna Dressed in Blood—Kendare Blake (horror/ghost)
3. Ashes—Ilsa Bick (dystopian)
4. Between Shades of Gray—Ruta Sepetys (historical fiction)
5. Bitter End—Jennifer Brown (contemporary realistic)
6. Blood Red Road—Moira Young (dystopian)
7. But I Love Him—Amanda Grace (contemporary realistic)
8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone—Laini Taylor (fantasy)
9. Divergent—Veronica Roth (dystopian)
10. How to Save a Life—Sara Zarr (contemporary realistic)
11. Infinite Kung Fu—Kagan McLeod (graphic)
12. Level Up—Gene Luen Yang (graphic)
13. Lola and the Boy Next Door—Stephanie Perkins (contemporary realistic)
14. Marzi—Marzena Sowa (nonfiction graphic)
15. The Name of the Star—Maureen Johnson (fantasy)
16. The Queen of Water—Laura Resau (contemporary realistic)
17. Recovery Road—Blake Nelson (contemporary realistic)
18. Warped—Maurissa Guibord (fantasy)
19. Where Things Come Back—John Corey Whaley (contemporary realistic)
20. Zahra’s Paradise—Amir & Khalil (graphic)

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