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And the Nominees Are…

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 11, 2008

Peach Book Award

The Georgia Library Media Association has released its nominees for the 2008-2009 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers. The goals of the Peach Book Award program are:

  • To encourage Georgia young adults in grades 9-12 to recognize and read quality literature appropriate to their needs, interests, and reading levels.
  • To honor outstanding works in young adult literature.
  • To recognize authors in the field of young adult literature.
  • To develop cooperative school and public library services to teens.
  • Next year’s list is as exciting as this year’s was! We look forward to another year of great reading fun. Here is the list of nominees:
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Absolutely Positively Not by David LaRochelle
    American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
    Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
    The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
    Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
    Epic by Conor Kostick
    Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
    Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeiffer
    Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
    Plain J.A.N.E.S. by Cecil Castellucci
    Right Behind You by Gail Giles
    Rucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi
    Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss
    Sold by Patricia McCormick
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld                      

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