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SC Junior Book Award

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2018-19 South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees

23 Minutes by Vivian Vande Velde

Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne Lafleur

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry

I Am Drums by Mike Grosso

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magic Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz

Last Man Out by Mike Lupica

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

Soar by Joan Bauer

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk



2017-18 South Carolina Book Award Nominees


Code of Honor by Alan Gratz


Adrift by Paul Griffin

Beneath by Roland Smith

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth by Laura A. Woollett

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley

Fast Break by Mike Lupica

Fort by Cynthia DeFelice

Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Berry



2016-17 South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards


The Swap by Megan Shull


All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

Fantasy League by Mike Lupica

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Tell Me by Joan Bauer

The Walk On by John Feinstein