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2020-2021 Nominees

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Picture Book | Grades 4-6 | Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6 | Grades 6-9 | Graphic Novels: Grades 6-9 | High School

Picture Book

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Bass, Beverley – Me and the Sky: Captain Beverly Bass, Pioneering Pilot
Biebow, Natascha – The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Deenihan, Jamie – When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
Eggers, Dave – Her Right Foot
Kensky, Jessica – Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Lacera, Megan – Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies
Magoon, Scott – Linus the Little Yellow Pencil
Marsh, Sarah Glenn – Ninita’s Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset
Muhammad, Ibtihaj – The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
Nyong’o, Lupita – Sulwe
Oliveros, Jessie – The Remember Balloons
Percival, Tom – Ruby Finds a Worry
Rex, Michael – Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots
Sotomayor, Sonia – Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Zuill, Andrea – Sweety

Grades 4-6

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Cline-Ransome, Lesa - Finding Langston
Hahn, Mary Downing - Guest: A Changeling Tale
Hashimoto, Meika - The Trail
Kelly, Lynne - Song for a Whale
Korman, Gordon - Unteachables
Nielsen, Jennifer - Words on Fire
Parry, Rosanne - A Wolf Called Wander
Scheerger, Sarah - Operation Frog Effect
Thompson, Lisa - The Light Jar
Woods, Brenda - The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USA

Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6

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Alvarez, Lorena – Hicotea
Andrews, Ryan - This Was Our Pact
Brown, Don - Rocket to the Moon
Cavallaro, Mike - Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades
Graley, Sarah – Glitch
Hale, Shannon - Best Friends
Miller, Kayla – Camp
Morse, Scott - The Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home
Sell, Chad - Cardboard Kingdom
Wang, Jen - Stargazing

Grades 6-9

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Ansari, Rebecca K. S. - The Missing Piece of Charlie O' Reilly
Cartaya, Pablo - Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
Dee, Barbara - Maybe He Just Likes You
Fletcher, Susan - Journey of the Pale Bear
Gemeinhart, Dan - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Gibbs, Stuart - Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
Gratz, Alan – Allies
Jacobson, Jennifer Richard - The Dollar Kids
Lackey, Lindsay - All the Impossible Things
Levy, Dana Alison - It Wasn't Me

Graphic Novels: Grades 6-9

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Garcia, Kami - Teen Titans: Raven
Greentea, Vera - Grimoire Noir
Ha, Robin - Almost American Girl
Locatelli-Kournwsky, Loic – Persephone
Maclear, Kyo – Operatic
Palacio, R. J. - White Bird
Revoy, Antoine – Animus
Shirahama, Kamome - Witch Hat Atelier Vol. 1
Vaughn, Sarah - Sleepless: Vol. 1
Walker, Suzanne - Mooncakes

High School

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Acevedo, Elizabeth - With the Fire on High
Albertalli, Becky & Adam Silvera - What If It's Us
Grimes, Nikki - Ordinary Hazards
Kaufman, Amie & Jay Kristoff - Aurora Rising
Mafi, Tahereh - A Very Large Expanse of Sea
McManus, Karen - Two Can Keep a Secret
Smith, Amber - The Last to Let Go
Takei, George - They Called Us Enemy
Tamaki, Mariko - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
Yoon, David - Frankly in Love

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