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North Hagerstown High LibGuide

2023-2024 Nominees

High School

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson 

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir 

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit by Colby Cedar Smith 

Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos 

Golden Boys by Phil Stamper 

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland 

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys 

Mamo by Sas Milledge 

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride 

Messy Roots: a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao

Grades 6-9

Attack of the Black Rectangles by A.S. King 

The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander 

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tola Okogwu 

Pony by R.J. Palacio 

Rivals by Tommy Greenwald 

The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang 

Troublemaker by John Cho 

Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee 

When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler 

Yonder by Ali Standish 

Graphic Novels: Grades 6-9

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Book 1 by Kanehito Yamada, illustrated by Tsukasa Abe 

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, illustrated by Rose Bousamra 

The Golden Hour by Niki Smith 

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Gabriela Epstein 

Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos 

Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case 

M is for Monster by Talia Dutton 

Treasure in the Lake by Jason Pamment 

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile 

The Well by Jake Wyatt, illustrated by Choo