Nomination: Finding Yvonne

finding yvonneColbert, Brandy. Finding Yvonne. 2018. 276p. Little, Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316349055). Gr. 10-up.

Yvonne faces big decisions about her future, when she unexpectedly becomes pregnant.


Nomination: Naondel


Turtschaninoff, Maria. Naondel. 2018. 376p. Abrams/Amulet Books, $18.99 (9781419725555). Grade 10 – up.

The First Sisters must learn to trust one another in order to escape an oppressive harem in this prequel to Maresi.

Nomination: Pashmina


Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina. 2017. 176p. First Second, $16.99 (9781626720879). Gr. 4-6.

Priyanka is transported to beautiful India when she wears a pashmina found in her mother’s old suitcase, but the beauty is marred by a shadow lurking in the background.

Nomination: The Pants Project


pants projectClarke, Cat. The Pants Project. 2017. 272 pages. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $16.99 (9781492638094). Gr. 4- 9.

When Liv starts at a new school with a strict uniform policy, he is forced to confront two things: one, that the policy states that girls must wear skirts and two, that he is a boy – but only he knows.