Archive for December, 2012

And the 2013 Nominees are….

Here are the top 15 titles for the 2013 Milwaukee County Teen Book Award:

Ashes by Ilsa Bick
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Legend by Marie Lu
Boy21 by Matthew Quick
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Code Name Verity By Elizabeth Wein
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
How to Save a Life by Sarah Zarr

Ballots will be available soon, and check back in January for reviews of the top 15 titles!

December 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

2013 MCTBA Finalists Coming Soon!

December isn’t just holiday shopping season – it’s also Milwaukee County Teen Book Award nominee season!  We’re hard at work reading and considering all the awesome teen reads that were published between September 2011 and August 2012, and even if we have to stay up until 11:59 PM on December 14th, we’ll be sure to have the list of 15 finalists for the 2013 MCTBA for you on December 15th.

So bake some cookies, make some cocoa and check back here on the 15th for the fifteen titles we think you all should read, love, and vote for in 2013!

Your 2013 MCTBA Committee is:

Beth, Emily, Heather, Katarina, Katie, Keri and Megan!

December 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

About the MCTBA

The MCTBA was created to promote teen reading and literature by highlighting books published for teens of both quality and appeal.

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