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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#AA2019 Nominees Roundup, March 21 edition

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga, narrated by Soneela Nankani
Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
ISBN: 978-0062689221

For the past three years, sixteen-year-old Jordanian-American Tal has been writing to indie rock star Julian Oliver, convinced that he is her father.  Tal’s evidence: a take-me-back letter from Julian to Tal’s mom, Lena; the fact that Lena attended college in Julian’s small hometown and facial similarities between Julian and Tal.  

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#AA2019 Nominees Round Up, March 14 edition

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian, narrated by Kyla Garcia
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: December 22, 2017
ISBN: 978-1538512227

Daria Esfandyar and her best friends call themselves “the Authentics” because they are all trying to be who they really are inside, whether or not it is considered cool or acceptable.  When a school assignment prompts Daria to take a DNA/ancestry test to surprising results, she suddenly doesn’t feel so true and real. As she investigates her family’s history, Daria also contends with her mother’s planning of a grand Iranian-American sweet sixteen party (which she doesn’t actually want) and new developments among her friends.  Along the way she also falls for a somewhat forbidden boy.

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Amazing Audiobooks 2019 (#AA2019) 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 two Amazing Audibooks 2019 (#AA2019) nominees.


The Cruel Prince
, by Holly Black, narrated by Caitlin Kelly
Audio Published by Hachette Audio
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
ISBN: 978-1478923732

As children, Jude, her twin sister Taryn, and older sister Vivienne witness a Fairy general named Madoc murder their parents. He then whisks them away to live within the confines of the High Court of Faerie, a realm away from the human world. Desperate in trying to find their own place in their new world filled with deceitful cruel fey creatures; the sisters face hateful stares and injustice within the Faerie realm.

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