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2021-2022 MSBA Voting Results

2021-2022 MSBA Winner
by Jennifer Muro and Thomas Krajewski

1st Place: Primer by Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski and Gretel Lusky (190 votes)

2nd Place: Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwame Alexander, James Patterson and Dawud Anyabwile (167 votes)

3rd Place: When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed and Iman Geddy (164 votes)

and here's the

Maine Student Book Award

2022-2023 Reading List

Amari and the Night Brothers

B.B. Alston


Katherine Applegate


Lee Bacon

Obie Is Man Enough

Schuyler Ballar

Magical Imperfect

Chris Baron

Across The Desert

Dusti Bowling

Danny Chung

Sums It Up

Maisie Chan and Natelle Quek

Down to Earth

Betty Culley

Shadow Prince

David Durham


Deva Fagan


Lisa Fipps

Carry Me Home

Janet Fox


Megan Freeman

All You Knead Is Love

Tanya Guerrero

The 1619 Project: Born In The Water

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera

The Way Of The Hive

Jay Hosler


McCall Hoyle

Strong As Fire, Fierce As Flame

Supriya Kelkar

When The World Was Ours

Liz Kessler

How To Change Everything

Naomi Klein

Deadman's Castle

Iain Lawrence

Six Crimson Cranes

Elizabeth Lim

This Is Our Rainbow

Katherine Locke

School of Phantoms

Kory Merritt

Girl From The Sea

Molly Knox Ostertag

Summer of Brave

Amy Noelle Parks

Garlic and Vampires

Bree Paulsen

Time Villains

Victor Pineiro

Strangest Thing In The Sea

Rachel Poliquin

One Small Hop

Madelyn Rosenberg

No Humans Allowed

Madeline Roux


Barbara Sandri

Million Dollar Race

Matthew Ross Smith

Leonard (My Life As A Cat)

Carlie Sorosiak

Kate In Between

Claire Swinarski

Erik Vs. Everything

Christina Uss

Katie the Catsitter

Colleen Venable and Stephanie Yue

Ash House

Angharad Walker

Last Gamer Standing

Katie Zhao