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Mock Book Awards: Reading Lists

Final reading list, discussion, and voting

2021 MLS Mock Awards Final Booklist, Virtual Discussion, and Voting!

Please join us for our last virtual discussion of the 2021 MLS Mock Book Awards! The discussion will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thanks to all who submitted suggestions for the discussion. For the purposes of the Jan. 19 discussion we will focus on the “first tier” titles for each category. These are books that received more than one nomination. Second tier titles received just one nomination but may be books you want to read if you haven’t gotten to them yet.

Voting will take place through an online form after the virtual discussion is completed and will only include the books on this final list. Voting will continue to the end of the week and winners will be announced on the afternoon of Jan. 22.

Please join us for discussion and/or voting, even if you haven’t before! It’s never too late to join in the fun!

Middle Grade First Tier

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare by Ann Clare LeZotte

Middle Grade Second Tier

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

Picture Books First Tier

I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)

The Oldest Student : How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom Michaela Goade (Illustrations)

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrations)

Lift by Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrations)

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

Picture Books Second Tier

Hike by Pete Oswald

Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrations)

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story by Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan, Floyd Cooper (Illustrations)

YA First Tier

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and Youby Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred Taylor

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

 YA Second Tier

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Winter White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore

Agnes at the end of the World by Kelly McWilliams

November Reading List

September Additions

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