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Georgia State Reading Lists

2019 - 2020 Tome Society It List Nominee

The Life Fantastic

A Novel in Three Acts
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: January 01, 2017
Ages: 14 - 18

As seen in the Publishers Weekly African-American Titles for Young Readers feature! Will Teresa Find Fame But Lose Her Soul? It's 1913 and vaudevil...

The Perfect Candidate

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

From debut author Peter Stone comes a heart-stopping, pulse-pounding political thriller that’s perfect for fans of Ally Carter and House of Cards. ...

The Summer of Broken Things

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: April 10, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

From New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes a haunting novel about friendship and what it really means to be a family in ...

2020 - 2021 Tome Society It List Nominee

From Twinkle, with Love

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: May 22, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

“Utterly charming.” —NPR “Cinematic.” —Teen Vogue “Funny and sweet.” —Buzzfeed “Dazzling.” —Bustle Three starred reviews for this charming romantic...

Sky Without Stars

(Book #1 of System Divine)
This edition: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publication date: March 26, 2019
Ages: 12 - 99

“Not to be missed!” —Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles “An explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and r...

2018-2019 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Honor Book

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the...

2020 - 2021 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee

Dry

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harro...

Barely Missing Everything

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: March 05, 2019
Ages: 14 - 99

“There are moments when a story shakes you...Barely Missing Everything is one of those stories, and Mendez, a gifted storyteller with a distinct vo...

Serious Moonlight

This edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date: April 16, 2019
Ages: 14 - 99

“An atmospheric, multilayered, sex-positive romance.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forc...

2019 - 2020 Club Tome Society It List Nominee

Journey of the Pale Bear

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this lyrical and timeless adventure story about freedom, cap...

A Whale in Paris

Illustrated by Erin McGuire
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: May 22, 2018
Ages: 10 - 99

A hopeful and heroic girl befriends a small, lost whale during World War II and together they embark on a journey to liberate France and find their...

2019 - 2020 Junior Tome Society It List Nominee

The Only Road

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 04, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK “Powerful and timely.” —Booklist (starred review) “An important, must-have addition to the growing body of ...

Lifeboat 12

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 04, 2018
Ages: 8 - 13

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashk...

The Memory of Forgotten Things

This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: May 15, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

“A heart-tugging and mind-bending exploration of time and possibility.” —School Library Journal “A pleasure to read…full of heart and imagination.”...

2020 - 2021 Junior Tome Society It List Nominee

The Memory Keeper

This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: October 15, 2019
Ages: 8 - 12

“A heartfelt tale of an exceptional girl.” —BCCB “Poignant…heartwarming.” —School Library Journal Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in...

The Revenge of Magic

This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: March 05, 2019
Ages: 8 - 12

“This imaginative and exciting story feels like the start of something big. The brilliant premise unfolds into a thrilling first book that has me i...

2019 Georgia Children's Picture Book Award

Not Quite Narwhal

Illustrated by Jessie Sima
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 14, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born u...

2021 Georgia Children's Picture Book Award Finalist

Between the Lines

How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 23, 2018
Ages: 4 - 8

“A visually striking, enlightening picture-book biography.” —Booklist (starred review) “An absolutely indispensable illustrated biography.” —School...

Another

Illustrated by Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: March 05, 2019
Ages: 5 - 8

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019 An NYPL Best Book of 2019 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 A School...

Sulwe

Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 15, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

A New York Times bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Recipient of a Coretta S...

2021 Georgia Children's Book Award Finalist

Blended

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 30, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winni...

Genesis Begins Again

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: January 15, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13

A Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award A Morris Award Finalist An NPR Favorite Book of 2...