Each quarter, the Selected Lists teams compile the titles that have been officially nominated to date. These books have been suggested by the team or through the title suggestion form, read by multiple members of the team, and received approval to be designated an official nomination. At the end of the year, the final list of nominations and each Selected List’s Top Ten will be chosen from these titles.
A-Okay. By Jarad Greene. HarperCollins Children’s Books/Harper Alley, $12.99 (9780063032859).
Jay deals with acne, acne medicine side effects, friend drama, and figuring out romantic feelings, during a tumultuous eighth grade year.
Blackout. By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books, $19.99 (9780063088092).
Six distinct but connected stories highlight black resilience and love in the midst of a New York City-wide blackout.
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Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl
Page Street Kids
Publication Date: September 3rd 2019
Cece has a plan: follow her ex-boyfriend to a Christian summer camp to get him back. He broke up with her to return to his (abstinent) faith, so what better way to show him she is worthy than participating in his Jesus camp? Her plan goes sideways when she realizes she doesn’t want him back, and perhaps the one she does want has been by her side all along.
Snarky and irreverent, Have a Little Faith keeps a light tone while dealing with serious subjects. Starting with Cece throwing water filled condoms out her window at her best friend next door and going though her adventures at camp, it includes lots of real consent and teen sex talk. This sweet friends to lovers romance moves along at a rolling pace to keep readers engaged. Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, October 22 Edition