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We’ve moved the MCTBA page to Tumblr. You can still find information on the Milwaukee County Teen Book Award from 2010-2016 on this site. However, for nominees lists, reviews and more post-2016 visit us at http://mkecountyteenbookaward.tumblr.com/.

Happy reading!


February 28, 2017 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

And the winner of the 2016 MCTBA is…


Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli!

Standing alongside Simon are this year’s honor books:

nimona_finalGoodbye Stranger

cuckoo song

Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson; Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead; and Cuckoo Song by Frances HardingeCuckoo Song was also the winner of the teen vote!

Thank you to everyone who promoted, voted, and participated in MCTBA 2016. We’re reading what’s new in preparation of 2017 and will be back with what’s good, the top 15 nominees for the year, in December!

March 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

Votes Due and Close Calls!

15 great books, which one will win? Today is the last day you can send votes to mctba.votes@gmail.com and make sure you help us pick the winner!

If you are looking for more books to read, keep your eyes here on the blog. We’ll be posting some of our close calls, or those books that we loved that we sadly left off or list. We’ll announce the winner sometime before April 1st!

March 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Today we are reviewing An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.  Check it out over on the 2016 Nominee Review page!




February 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Check out our review of The Walls Around Us on our 2016 Nominee Review Page.



February 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Check out our review of the graphic novel Nimona on our 2016 Nominee Review Page.


February 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Today we are reviewing Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead. Check it out over on the 2016 Nominee Review page!

Goodbye Stranger

February 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

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