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2019-2020 VSBA Nominees

This page was designed to provide you with information on next year's VSBA nominees.

VSBA is an award voted on by Tennessee teens.

2019-2020 VSBA Nominees

middle grades (6-8)

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  • Applegate, Katherine. Wishtree. Feiwel and Friends, 2017.

  • Beasley, Cassie. Tumble & Blue. Dial Books, 2017.

  • Benedis-Grab, Daphne. Army Brats. Scholastic Press, 2017.

  • Bowling, Dusti. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. Sterling Books, 2017.

  • Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War I Finally Won. Dial, 2017.

  • Buyea, Rob. The Perfect Score. Delacorte Press, 2017.

  • Eggers, Dave. Her Right Foot. Chronicle Books, 2017.

  • Evans, Sandra. This is Not a Werewolf Story. Atheneum, 2017.

  • Gratz, Alan. Ban This Book. Starscape, 2017.

  • Hale, Shannon and LeUyen Pham. Real Friends. First Second, 2017.

  • Hashimoto, Meika. The Trail. Scholastic Press, 2017.

  • Joyce, William. Ollie's Odyssey. Moonbot Books, 2017.

  • Kelly, Erin Entrada. Hello, Universe. HarperCollins, 2017.

  • Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice. Salaam Reads, 2017.

  • McGhee, Alison. Pablo and Birdy. Atheneum, 2017.

  • O’Reilly, Jane. The Secret of Goldenrod. Carolrhoda Books, 2016.

  • Paquette, Ammi-Joan and Laurie Anne Thompson. Two Truths and a Lie. Walden Pond Press, 2017.

  • Ponti, James. Framed! : A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery. Aladdin, 2016.

  • Rose, Deborah Lee. Beauty and the Beak : how science, technology and a 3D-printed beak rescued a bald eagle. Persnickety Press, 2017.

  • Williams-Garcia, Rita. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. Amistad, 2017.


Intermediate grades (3-5)

  • Beasley, Cassie. Tumble & Blue. Dial Books, 2017.

  • Burt, Jake. Greetings from Witness Protection! Feiwel and Friends, 2016.

  • Burkinshaw, Kathleen. The Last Cherry Blossom. Sky Pony Press, 2016.

  • Cartaya, Pablo. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Viking, 2017.

  • Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina. First Second, 2017.

  • Cronin, Doreen and Debra Sfetsios-Conover. Cyclone. Atheneum Books for Young People, 2017.

  • Gratz, Alan. Refugee. Scholastic, 2017.

  • Hale, Shannon and LeUyen Pham. Real Friends. First Second, 2017. 

  • Jackson, Linda Williams. Midnight Without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

  • Jamieson, Victoria. All’s Faire in Middle School. Dial Books, 2017.

  • Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice. Salaam Reads, 2017.

  • Lu, Marie. Warcross. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, 2017.

  • Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Knopf, 2017.

  • Oh, Ellen. Spirit Hunters. Harper Collins, 2017.

  • Pérez, Celia. The First Rule of Punk. Viking, 2017.

  • Porter, Sarah. Tentacle & Wing. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

  • Reynolds, Jason. Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Marvel Press, 2017.

  • Rosenblatt, Darcey. Lost Boys. Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

  • Watson, Renée. Piecing Me Together. Bloomsbury, 2017.

  • Wolk, Lauren. Beyond the Bright Sea. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017.

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