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SC Young Adult Book Award

2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17


2018-19 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees

Air by Ryan Gattis

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Starflight by Melissa Landers

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


2017-18 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Joyride by Anna Banks

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Stick by Michael Harmon

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne



2016-17 South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards


Red Queen by Victori Aveyard


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone by Rebecca L. Johnson

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall

Firebug by Lish McBride

Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Some Boys by Patty Blount

Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker