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South Dakota State Reading Lists

2020 - 2021 South Dakota Teen Choice Award Honor Title

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...

2022 - 2023 South Dakota Teen Choice Award Nominee

A Pho Love Story

This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: February 09, 2021
Ages: 12 - 99

“Will leave readers swooning.” —PopSugar ​When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese ...

2020 - 2021 Prairie Bud Award Nominee

Ocean Meets Sky

Illustrated by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: May 15, 2018
Ages: 4 - 8

“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new pictu...

2020 - 2021 YARP Book Award Nominee

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...

A Heart in a Body in the World

This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: September 18, 2018
Ages: 14 - 99

“This is one for the ages.” —Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay “A book everyone should read right now.” —The New York Times Book ...

This Mortal Coil

(Part of Mortal Coil)
This edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date: November 07, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a...