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The North Carolina School Library Media Association
Young Adult Book Award


2019-20 - COVID-19 did not allow us to gather votes to award a winner for 2020. The 2020-21 lists are below (you will notice some repeats from last year). Because we could not award a winner, we also had to create lists for the next award.

Middle School


Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

The faithful spy

John Hendrix

Ivy Aberdeen’s letter to the world

Ashley Herring Blake


Joyce Moyer Hostetter

The miscalculations of lightning girl

Stacy McAnulty

Marcus Vega doesn’t speak Spanish

Pablo Cartaya

New kid

Jerry Craft

They call me Güero

David Bowles


Scott Reintgen


Scott Westerfeld

High School


Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

With the fire on high

Elizabeth Acevedo

Children of blood and bone

Tomi Adeyemi

What if it’s us

Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Dread nation

Justina Ireland

A very large expanse of sea

Taherah Mafi

The black flamingo

David Atta

Aurora rising

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

They called us enemy

George Takei


Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

And the 2019 Winners are...


 2019-2020 Nominees

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