Titles on Award List 'Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997-2017'

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Below are the titles on Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)'s "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997-2017". If you wish to see the curricular areas, genres, Lexile® and qualitative measures, along with the collection of ready-to-use instructional materials, go online to TeachingBooks at: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?wid=64&a=1


Titles on 'Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997-2017'

The Crossover image
The Crossover (Commended, 2015) by Kwame Alexander

All American Boys image
All American Boys (Commended, 2017) by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty image
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (Commended, 2011) by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke

Unwind image
Unwind (Commended, 2008) by Neal Shusterman

Unwind

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The First Part Last image
The First Part Last (Commended, 2004) by Angela Johnson

Killer of Enemies image
Killer of Enemies (Commended, 2014) by Joseph Bruchac

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass image
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Commended, 2014) by Meg Medina

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces image
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces (Commended, 2015) by Isabel Quintero

Nimona image
Nimona (Commended, 2016) by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

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Everything, Everything image
Everything, Everything (Commended, 2016) by Nicola Yoon

No Normal image
No Normal (Commended, 2015) by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Beneath a Meth Moon image
Beneath a Meth Moon (Commended, 2013) by Jacqueline Woodson

Twilight image
Twilight (Commended, 2006) by Stephenie Meyer

Dope Sick image
Dope Sick (Commended, 2010) by Walter Dean Myers

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist image
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Commended, 2007) by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Among the Hidden image
Among the Hidden (Commended, 2000) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Darkness Before Dawn image
Darkness Before Dawn (Commended, 2002) by Sharon M. Draper

Shadowshaper image
Shadowshaper (Commended, 2016) by Daniel Jose Older

The Worst Years of My Life image
The Worst Years of My Life (Commended, 2012) by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, and Laura Park

If I Was Your Girl image
If I Was Your Girl (Commended, 2017) by Meredith Russo

Exit, Pursued by a Bear image
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Commended, 2017) by E.K. Johnston

The Testing image
The Testing (Commended, 2014) by Joelle Charbonneau

Rad American Women image
Rad American Women (Commended, 2016) by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Red Queen image
Red Queen (Commended, 2016) by Victoria Aveyard

Scars image
Scars (Commended, 2011) by Cheryl Rainfield

Scars

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Perfect Chemistry image
Perfect Chemistry (Commended, 2010) by Simone Elkeles

Dumplin' image
Dumplin' (Commended, 2016) by Julie Murphy

Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives image
Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives (Commended, 2005) by Sharon G. Flake

The Princess Diaries image
The Princess Diaries (Commended, 2001) by Meg Cabot

This Is Where It Ends image
This Is Where It Ends (Commended, 2017) by Marieke Nijkamp

Wake image
Wake (Commended, 2009) by Lisa McMann

Wake

by

What Happened to Cass McBride? image
What Happened to Cass McBride? (Commended, 2007) by Gail Giles

Son of the Mob image
Son of the Mob (Commended, 2003) by Gordon Korman

Brian's Winter image
Brian's Winter (Commended, 1997) by Gary Paulsen

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters image
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters (Commended, 2004) by Gail Giles

Skeleton Key image
Skeleton Key (Commended, 2004) by Anthony Horowitz

Ball Don't Lie image
Ball Don't Lie (Commended, 2006) by Matt de la Peña

Lockdown image
Lockdown (Commended, 2010) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Famous Last Words image
Famous Last Words (Commended, 2015) by Katie Alender

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir image
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Commended, 2015) by Liz Prince

I Hunt Killers image
I Hunt Killers (Commended, 2013) by Barry Lyga

Some Girls Are image
Some Girls Are (Commended, 2011) by Courtney Summers

Cut image
Cut (Commended, 2001) by Patricia McCormick

Cut

by

Enclave image
Enclave (Commended, 2012) by Ann Aguirre

Enclave

by

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong image
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (Commended, 2014) by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

The Night She Disappeared image
The Night She Disappeared (Commended, 2013) by April Henry

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row image
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row (Commended, 2009) by Susan Kuklin

Life Sucks image
Life Sucks (Commended, 2009) by Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria, and Warren Pleece

Emako Blue image
Emako Blue (Commended, 2005) by Brenda Woods

Point Blank image
Point Blank (Commended, 2003) by Anthony Horowitz

The Killer's Cousin image
The Killer's Cousin (Commended, 1998) by Nancy Werlin

The Brimstone Journals image
The Brimstone Journals (Commended, 2002) by Ron Koertge and Timothy Basil Ering

What My Mother Doesn't Know image
What My Mother Doesn't Know (Commended, 2002) by Sonya Sones

Glass image
Glass (Commended, 2008) by Ellen Hopkins

Glass

by

Safe image
Safe (Commended, 2008) by Susan Shaw

Safe

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Boy Nobody image
Boy Nobody (Commended, 2014) by Allen Zadoff

Symptoms of Being Human image
Symptoms of Being Human (Commended, 2017) by Jeff Garvin

My Friend Dahmer image
My Friend Dahmer (Commended, 2013) by Derf Backderf

Rikers High image
Rikers High (Commended, 2011) by Paul Volponi

Rules of Attraction image
Rules of Attraction (Commended, 2011) by Simone Elkeles

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson image
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Commended, 2001) by Louise Rennison

Sasquatch image
Sasquatch (Commended, 1998) by Roland Smith

Inside Out image
Inside Out (Commended, 2004) by Terry Trueman

Black and White image
Black and White (Commended, 2006) by Paul Volponi

Homeboyz image
Homeboyz (Commended, 2008) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Chain Reaction image
Chain Reaction (Commended, 2012) by Simone Elkeles

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love image
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (Commended, 2017) by Sarvenaz Tash

Through the Woods image
Through the Woods (Commended, 2015) by Emily Carroll

Juvie image
Juvie (Commended, 2015) by Steve Watkins

Juvie

by

The Pregnancy Project image
The Pregnancy Project (Commended, 2013) by Gaby Rodriguez

The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend image
The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend (Commended, 2011) by Kody Keplinger

Street Pharm image
Street Pharm (Commended, 2007) by Allison Van Diepen

Gingerbread image
Gingerbread (Commended, 2003) by Rachel Cohn

Life is Funny image
Life is Funny (Commended, 2001) by E.R. Frank

You Hear Me?: Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys image
You Hear Me?: Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys (Commended, 2001) by Betsy Franco and Nina Nickles

Falling Up image
Falling Up (Commended, 1997) by Shel Silverstein

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy image
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Commended, 2000) by Sonya Sones

Quaking image
Quaking (Commended, 2008) by Kathryn Erskine

Quaking

by

Jumping Off Swings image
Jumping Off Swings (Commended, 2010) by Jo Knowles

Bronxwood image
Bronxwood (Commended, 2012) by Coe Booth

A Stolen Life: A Memoir image
A Stolen Life: A Memoir (Commended, 2012) by Jaycee Dugard

Blue Bloods image
Blue Bloods (Commended, 2007) by Melissa de la Cruz

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio image
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio (Commended, 1997) by Peg Kehret

Book of Shadows image
Book of Shadows (Commended, 2002) by Cate Tiernan

Ghostopolis image
Ghostopolis (Commended, 2012) by Doug TenNapel

Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives image
Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (Commended, 2007) by Frank Warren

Gossip Girl image
Gossip Girl (Commended, 2003) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

 

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