Scythe VSBA winner 2019  

    2nd Place-- 
    by Jason Reynolds

    3rd Place-- 
    Scar Island 
    by Dan Gemeinhart

    4th Place-- 
    by Kwame Alexander

    5th Place-- 
    The Forgetting 
    by Sharon Cameron


     VSBA Books 2019-2020 . Click here for summaries of the books. 


    2019‐2020 VSBA Middle School List of Nominations - We have copies of all of these books
     Beasley, Cassie. Tumble & Blue. Dial Books, 2017.  (Fantasy)
     Burt, Jake. Greetings from Witness Protection! Feiwel and Friends, 2016. (Realistic Fiction)
     Burkinshaw, Kathleen. The Last Cherry Blossom. Sky Pony Press, 2016. (Historical Fiction)
     Cartaya, Pablo. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Viking, 2017. 
     Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina. First Second, 2017. (Graphic)
     Cronin, Doreen and Debra Sfetsios-Conover. Cyclone. Atheneum Books for Young People, 2017. (Realistic)
     Gratz, Alan. Refugee. Scholastic, 2017. (Historical Fiction)
     Hale, Shannon and LeUyen Pham. Real Friends. First Second, 2017. (Graphic)
     Jackson, Linda Williams. Midnight Without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. (Historical Fiction)
     Jamieson, Victoria. All’s Faire in Middle School. Dial Books, 2017. (Realistic Fiction)
     Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice. Salaam Reads, 2017.  
     Lu, Marie. Warcross. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, 2017. (Science Fiction)
     Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Knopf, 2017. (Realistic Fiction)
     Oh, Ellen. Spirit Hunters. Harper Collins, 2017.
     Pérez, Celia. The First Rule of Punk. Viking, 2017.  (Realistic Fiction)
     Porter, Sarah. Tentacle & Wing. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
     Reynolds, Jason. Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Marvel Press, 2017. (Science Fiction-Super Hero)
     Rosenblatt, Darcey. Lost Boys. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. (Historical Fiction)
     Watson, Renée. Piecing Me Together. Bloomsbury, 2017.
     Wolk, Lauren. Beyond the Bright Sea. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017.  (Realistic Fiction)