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MSBA Combined List 21-22_final.pdf

2020-2021 MSBA Voting Results

2020-2021 MSBA Winner
New Kid
by Jerry Craft

1st Place: New Kid by Jerry Craft (198 votes)

2nd Place: Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (173 votes)

3rd Place: Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick (137 votes)

and here's the

Maine Student Book Award

2021-2022 Reading List

The Inheritance Games

Jennifer Barnes

Once Upon An Eid

S. K. Ali

The Girl And The Ghost

Hanna Alkaf

Becoming Muhammad Ali

James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

The Canyon's Edge

Dusti Bowling

The Blackbird Girls

Anne Blankman

A High Five For Glenn Burke

Phil Bildner

Woke: A Young Poet's Call To Justice

Mahogany L. Browne

Efren Divided

Ernesto Cisernos

Alone In The Woods

Rebecca Behrens

The Wild Path

Sarah Baughman

King and the Dragonflies

Kacen Callender

My Wild Life

Suzi Eszterhas


Alex Gino

The Great Pet Heist

Emily Ecton


Rob Harrell

96 Miles

J.L. Esplin

The Mystwick School of Musicraft

Jessica Khoury


Jared Cullum

Dress Coded

Carrie Firestone

Me and Banksy

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Whispering Pines

Heidi Lang


Laura martin


Thomas Krajewski

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Janae Marks

The Beast and the Bethany

Jack Meggitt-Phillips

What Lane?

Torrey Maldonado


Amy McCulloch

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue

Christina Soontornvat

Rise Up! The Art of Protest

Jo Rippon

The Seventh Handmaiden

Judith Pransky

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

Zanib Mian

History Smashers: The Mayflower

Kate Messner

Prairie Lotus

Linda Sue Park

No Place For Monsters

Kory Merritt

A Game Of Fox and Squirrels

Jenn Reese

When Stars Are Scattered

Omar Mohamed


Kenneth Oppell


Scott Reintgen