North Carolina Young Adult Book Award 2016–2017

The North Carolina Young Adult Book Award was started in 2008 to encourage reading at the middle and high school levels by involving students in the process of selecting and voting on the best books for their age group. Studies consistently show that reading for pleasure begins to wane as children reach middle school age and the goal of this award is to get these kids interested in reading good, current books that appeal to their age level. Each year the committee selects ten books for middle school readers and ten books for high school readers to make up their two NC YA Book Award lists. Every book on the list is current fiction or nonfiction having been published within three years of the award year. The titles are chosen from nominations submitted by students and media coordinators across the state. Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to read from the lists throughout the year and think critically about what they read. Then, in March, they vote for their favorite book. After tallying the student votes a winner is announced in April and the new book lists are published.

Anybody Shining

by Frances O'Roark Dowell



by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Red Queen

by Victoria Aveyard

Special Order

Space Case

by Stuart Gibbs

Special Order

The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

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This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki / Jillian Tamaki

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