TRUMAN AWARD NOMINEES
Truman Award Winner2019
by Alan GratzIt is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about Projekt 1065 both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous. ________ Includes bibliographical references.
Truman Award Nominees 2019-2020
by Tamara Ireland StoneAfter spending the summer at coding camp, Allie Navarro is excited to share the app she built with her friends, until it starts to cause problems between them-- Provided by publisher.
Forget Me Not
by Ellie TerryWhen her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong at her latest middle school, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette syndrome and the embarrassment it can cause.
Greetings From Witness Protection!
by Jake BurtThirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.
by Watt KeyThe son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living in hiding in the wilderness and tries to help him without giving away his secret.
Long Way Down
by Jason ReynoldsA Caitlyn Dlouhy Book. There are three rules in the neighborhood: Don't cry ; Don't snitch ; Get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.
by Darcey RosenblattIn 1982 Iran, twelve-year-old Reza is more interested in music than war, but enlists in obedience to his devout mother and soon finds himself in a prison camp in Iraq.
Piecing Me Together
by Renee WatsonTired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
by Alan GratzAlthough separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.
by Marissa MeyerAs she nears her goal of avenging the Renegades, who overthrew the villains to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.
by Livia BlackburneWhen Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she is destined to live her last days in isolation. Dineas, broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, thirsts for revenge against his captors; he'll do anything to free his tribe from Amparan rule-- even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self. The two are thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, and must find common ground to protect those they love-- while grappling with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.
by Meika HashimotoToby and his friend Lucas made a list of things to do the summer before they entered middle school, but now Lucas is gone, and Toby sets out to fulfill the promise he made to his friend by hiking the Appalachian Trail an undertaking that he is poorly prepared for--and which will become not only a struggle for survival, but a rescue mission for the starving and abused dog who he finds along the way.
To Catch a Killer
by Sheryl ScarboroughWhen Erin discovers the body of her biology teacher, she begins her own investigation into the murder of her mother when Erin was just a toddler.