Delaware Diamonds

The purpose of this award program:
  • to encourage young readers in Delaware to become better acquainted with quality literature
  • to expose students to recent books
  • to honor favorite books and authors
  • to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a lifelong pleasure

Students will be asked to vote for their favorite book from a list of titles. In order to be eligible to vote, a kindergarten, first, or second grade student must read or listen to 8 of the 12 nominated books. A third through twelfth grade student must read or listen to 4 of the 10 nominated books.

For questions, contact: Ceci McCormick and Karen Gordon (Elementary)
Kelley Wilson and Megan McCrery (Secondary)
Delaware Diamonds Winning Title for 2021 - 2022
    • K-2: Pug Pals: Two's A Crowd by Flora Ahn
    • Gr. 3-5: Don't Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton
    • Due to COVID-19 there was no 6-12 winner selected
2021 - 2022 Delaware Diamond K-2 Titles 


AAAligator!                                                 Judith Henderson/Andrea Stegmaier

After Dark                                                           David L. Harrison

The Bug Girl (a true story)                               Sophia Spencer

The Heart of Mi Familia                                    Carrie Lara

The Lion Queens of India                                   Jan Reynolds

Nana Akua Goes to School                                 Tricia Elam Walker

Night Walk to the Sea                                          Deborah Wiles

The Old Man & the Penguin                                Julie Abery

13 Ways to Eat a Fly                                               Sue Heavenrich

This Way, Charlie                                                     Caron Levis

Vote for Our Future                                                 Margaret McNamara

Wild Symphony                                                        Dan Brown          

2021 - 2022 Delaware Diamonds Grades 3-5 Titles 

Anna Strong, a Spy During the American Revolution                     Sarah Glenn Marsh

111 Trees                                                                                                Rina Singh

Julieta & the Diamond Enigma                                                          Luisana Duarte

Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin                                                 Tracy Newman

Nacho’s Nachos                                                                                   Sarah Nickel

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story                                      Sharon Langley & Amy Nathan

Seven Golden Rings                                                                            Rajani LaRocca

She Was the First!                                                                              Katheryn Russell-Brown

The Olympic Diver, Sammy Lee                                                        Paula Yoo

Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom                                  Heather Tekavec

2021 - 2022 Delaware Diamond Secondary Titles

The Crossover (Graphic Novel)                 Kwame Alexander

Game Changer                                          Tommy Greenwald

When You Trap a Tiger                              Tae Keller

The Smartest Kid in the Universe (Bk. 1)  Chris Grabenstein

Guts                                                           Raina Telgemeier  

 After Shocks                                              Marisa Reichardt

Last Voyage of Poe Blythe                          Ally Condie

White Rose                                                 Kip Wilson

Frankly in Love                                          David Yoon

The Girl King                                             Mimi Yu