Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, June 28 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan
Publication Date: April 23, 2019
ISBN: 978-1626724013 

Nolan Grant has a new penis drawing on his locker daily, he is tormented by the jocks in gym class, and he has never had a boyfriend. With junior-senior prom on the horizon, Nolan’s sister decides to change that last one for him. When she forces him to promposal his biggest crush, things go sideways and Bern, an unsuspecting ally, jumps in to save him. As the two fake date their way to prom, they will find that faking a relationship feels an awful lot like a real one.

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Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, May 7 Edition

Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
Turner Publishing
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
ISBN: 978-1684421954

Aspiring paleontologist and plus-size fashion blogger Natalie Page lands an exclusive summer internship at an Ice Age dig site in Texas. Her confidence is shaken when her idol takes credit for her groundbreaking discovery, and she catches her crush kissing another girl. Natalie must dig deep to overcome her insecurities and protect both her friends and her fossils.

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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 20 Edition

The Love and Lies of Ruhksana Ali by Sabina Khan
Scholastic Audio
Published Date: January 29, 2019
ISBN: 978-1987156225

This audio version of this debut novel immerses the listener in a domestic crisis as Ruhksana’s immigrant parents spirit her away to Bangladeshi to grapple with her sexual orientation and their own expectations. Meanwhile, Ruhksana tries to keep her relationship with her girlfriend Ariana going long-distance and works to explore her family’s own shadowy history. Narrator Richa Shukla does a deft job in switching between characters among three generations of Bangladeshi and Bangladeshi Americans, punctuating with particular enthusiasm the especially mouth-watering descriptions of South Asian foods.

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