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Michigan State Reading Lists

2023 YouPer Award

Three Strike Summer

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2022
Ages: 8 - 12

Four starred reviews! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Selection A Horn Book Magazine Best Book of 2022 “Told in a voice that is so real i...

2021 YouPer Award Top Ten Title

Santiago's Road Home

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: May 05, 2020
Ages: 8 - 12

Three starred reviews! “Harrowing but deeply illuminating.” —School Library Journal A young boy gets detained by ICE while crossing the border from...

2021 Mitten Award Top Ten Title


Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals
Illustrated by Mike Orodán
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 13, 2020
Ages: 3 - 8

This powerful nonfiction picture book explores wildlife crossings around the world and how they are helping save thousands of animals every day.Aro...

2020 Thumbs Up! Award Top Ten Title

Brave Face

A Memoir
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: May 21, 2019
Ages: 14 - 99

“[P]rofound…a triumph—a full-throated howl to the moon to remind us why we choose to survive and thrive.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestsellin...