State Award Nominees

Scroll down to see the 2019 award winners!

Each year MASL (Missouri Association of School Librarians) looks for "Reader Selectors" to narrow down the list of books for each state level award.  If you are interested in helping choose the final list of award nominees, see Mrs. Riley.

Want to get a head start on next year's nominees during COVID-19?  Look for the ebook or audio book from the county library for these titles.  Click on the book for a link to a summary.
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2019 Nominees

Title Author
Click’d Tamara Ireland Stone
Forget Me Not Ellie Terry 3rd place
Greetings from Witness Protection Jake Burt
Hideout Watt Key
Long Way Down Jason Reynolds (1st at HMS)
Lost Boys Darcey Rosenblatt
Piecing Me Together Renee Watson
Refugee Alan Gratz
Renegades Marissa Meyer 2nd place (and HMS)
Rosemarked Livia Blackburne
The Trail Meika Hashimoto
To Catch a Killer Sheryl Scarborough 1st place

Mark Twains
Title Author
Halfway Normal Barbara Dee
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowling (2nd at HMS)
Joplin, Wishing Diane Stanley
Mustaches for Maddie Shelly Brown & Chad Morris 3rd place
One for Sorrow Mary Downing Hahn 1st place
Real Friends Shannon Hale (1st at HMS)
Restart Gordon Korman 2nd place
Saving Marty Paul Griffin
The Loser’s Club Andrew Clements
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street Lindsay Currie
Walking with Miss Millie Tamara Bundy
Wishtree Katherine Applegate


Title Author
A List of Cages Robin Roe
A Short History of the Girl Next Door Jared Reck
Dear Martin Nic Stone 3rd place
Defy the Stars Claudia Gray
Dreamland Burning Jennifer Latham
Eliza and Her Monsters Francesca Zappia
Far From the Tree Robin Benway
Goodbye Days: A Novel Jeff Zentner
Invictus Ryan Graudin
Moxie Jennifer Mathieu
Nyxia Scott Reintgen
One of Us is Lying Karen M McManus 2nd place (1st at HMS)
Soldier Boy Keely Hutton
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 1st place (2nd at HMS)
The Names They Gave Us Emery Lord

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