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#BFYA2019 Nominees Round Up, March 30 Edition

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Freeform Books
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
ISBN: 978-1484728499 

Camille is a Belle, one of a select few blessed by the Goddess of Beauty with the ability to restore beauty to the cursed people of Orleans. On their sixteenth birthday, she and her sisters must compete for the privilege of being chosen the Queen’s favorite, to live in the the royal palace and serve the royal family and their court. Camille’s journey to attain this coveted position is a riveting one, bursting with twists and intrigues at every turn. However, once she finally achieves what she’s worked her whole life for, she begins to discover that not everything is as it seems on the surface. Beneath the glimmering facade of Orleans’ stunning opulence and obsession with beauty lie dark secrets and ominous forces that threaten to topple to kingdom and unbalance Camille’s world.

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Selected Lists Update

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the first of the new Selected Lists nominees posts for the 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Amazing Audiobooks for Teens, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. These blogging teams are all now hard at work reading potential nominees and writing posts.

One of the goals of transitioning these lists to The Hub was to provide information about nominees throughout the year rather than all at once so it is easier for library staff to use the information in their everyday work. In keeping with that goal, The Hub has adopted a schedule for posting new nominations each week.While the nature of the work means there may not be new nominees in each list every single week, Hub readers will see new nominees consistently throughout the year, and they will know when to expect to see posts on specific lists.

The weekly schedule is listed below, along with each list’s landing page on The Hub. You’ll be able to see the full list of current nominees, along with the link to each list’s field nomination form.

Also, be sure to check out YALSA’s Teen Book Finder App for more information about previous selections, along with award winners and honor books.

–Stephen Ashley, currently reading The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

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#BFYA2019 Nominees Roundup, March 23 edition

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/ Hachette
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
ISBN: 9780316310277

Violently taken from her human home, Jude has struggled to navigate the dark world of the Fae. Jaded from years of being viewed as inferior for being human, she publicly challenges the wicked Prince Cardan and his friends, unleashing the prince’s wrath upon her and her sisters. After finding a taste for bloodshed, Jude seeks to be an equal in the twisted and unyielding Courts of Faerie through deception and dangerous alliances. In doing so, she discovers that rebellion in the world of Faerie is much closer than she had thought.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults 2019 (#BFYA2019) Nominee Round Up

It’s time for more selected lists nominees! Stay tuned to the Hub as we reveal the nominees for 2019’s Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Best Fiction for Young Adults!

Today you can see our first Best Fiction for Young Adult 2019 (#BFYA2019) nominee.

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
ISBN: 9781101940440

Wren is just fourteen years old, but she is out of control: she drinks, smokes pot, shoplifts, and lies compulsively to cover up her destructive behaviour. Her parents, bewildered and at a loss for how to help her, ship her off to a wilderness therapy program for troubled teens in a last-ditch attempt to get her clean.

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