Members of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers have chosen the 2020-2021 Nominees. Each year, a committee of current Georgia high school media specialists/public library youth services staff reads widely to choose a list of 20 nominated titles. Beginning on May 1, 2020, teens will choose books from the following list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest ratings will become the Peach Award Winner and Honor Books.
The purpose of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage teens to read, and to promote the development of cooperative school and public library services for young adults.
The Nominees for the 2020-2021 Award are as follows:
- American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
- Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
- The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
- Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
- Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl
- Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
- I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
- Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
- Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley
- Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Voting for the current 2019-2020 list is still ongoing and will remain open through Friday, February 21, 2020. Teens may vote for their favorites at georgiapeachaward.org. The Winner and two Honor Books from the 2019-2020 list will be announced at the Kennesaw State University Children’s Literature Conference on Monday, March 16, 2020.