2017 Teen Summer Reading Program Kick-off!

by teensadmin on May 20, 2017

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Come relax and celebrate the beginning of summer with an escape room, karaoke, and a t-shirt-to-tote craft (bring your own t-shirt)! You can sign up for the Teen Build a Better World Summer Reading Program and enter a drawing for a Six Flags Season Pass (must be present to win). Light refreshments will be served and the fun begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Decatur Library, Saturday, May 20, 2017!

 

 

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The purpose of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is to highlight and promote the best of current young adult literature for Georgia high school students. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles.  Then young adults choose books from among the list to read and rate.  The 2016 – 2017 winner of the Georgia Peach Award is The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel.  The two honor books are Simon and the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli and When by Victoria Laurie.  Below are the 2017 – 2018 nominees:

index.aspxSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

 

indexThe Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

 

 

 

index (1)Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw

 

 

 

index (2)Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame

 

 

 

index (3)Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

 

 

 

index (4)Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano

 

 

 

index (5)Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

 

 

 

index (6)Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

 

 

 

index (7)Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

 

 

 

index (8)Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

 

 

 

index (10)My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

 

 

 

We are the Antsindex (11) by Shaun David Hutchinson

 

 

 

index (12)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

 

 

index (13)The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

 

 

 

index (14)True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

 

 

 

index (15)When We Collided  by Emery Lord

 

 

 

index (16)Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

 

 

 

index (17)All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

 

 

 

index (18)This Savage Song: a monsters of verity novel by Victoria Schwab

 

 

 

index (19)Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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Let your voice be heard about what you think is the best book nominated for the 2016-2017 Georgia Peach award.  The nominees were announced last year, and the time is now to vote for your favorite. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Award Book and Honor Books. The deadline to vote is March 12, 2017.  The winning titles will be announced March 25, 2017.

There are two ways that you can vote this year. Pick up a paper ballot at your local library or vote online here.  Haven’t read any of the books?  It’s not too late to start reading them now!  See the list below.

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

conacademyCon Academy by Joe Schreiber

 

 

dimeDime by E.R. Frank

 

 

emberAn Ember in the Ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

last wordEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

 

 

went downHow it Went Down by Kekla Magoon

 

 

princessI am Princess X by Cherie Priest

 

 

I'll meet you thereI’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

 

 

None aboveNone of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

 

 

noviceThe Novice by Taran Matharu

 

 

paperweightPaperweight by Meg Haston

 

 

sacredThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

 

 

secretSecret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

 

 

simonSimon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

 

sugarSugar: a novel by Deirdre Riordan Hall

 

 

paintedUnder a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

 

 

moleculesWe Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

 

 

whenWhen by Victoria Laurie

 

 

writtenWritten in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

 

 

xX: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

 

 

 

 

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