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2021 Award Book Lists

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2021 Monarch Award Master List

 

Be Kind / Pat Zietlow Miller
Can I Be Your Dog? / Troy Cummings 
Cute as an Axolotl / Jess Keating 
Douglas, You’re a Genius / Ged Adamson
Drawn Together / Minh Le 
Dreamers / Yuyi Morales
The Good Egg / Jory John 
How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps / Nicola Winstanley 
If Sharks Disappeared / Lily Williams
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats / Dori Hillestad Butler 
Let the Children March / Monica Clark – Robinson
My Papi Has a Motorcycle / Isabel Quintero 
A Normal Pig / K-Fai Steele 
Planting Stories: the Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre / Anika Denise 
The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal / Nick Seluk
Thank You, Omu! / Oge Mora
The Undefeated / Kwame Alexander 
Under My Hijab / Hena Khan 
What If… / Samantha Berger 
What Is Chasing Duck? / Jan Thomas


2021 Rebecca Caudill
Young Readers’ Book Award Master List

 


Amal Unbound / Aisha Saeed
Becoming Kareem / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld
Drum Roll, Please / Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Front Desk / Kelly Yang 
A Good Kind of Trouble / Lisa Moore Ramee
Long Way Down / Jason Reynolds
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring / Angela Cervantes
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl / Stacy McAnulty
New Kid / Jerry Craft
Nightbooks / J. A. White
Nowhere Boy / Katherine Marsh
The Only Road / Alexandra Diaz
The Parker Inheritance / Varian Johnson
Resistance / Jennifer A. Nielsen
Small Spaces / Katherine Arden
Speechless / Adam P. Schmitt
Spirit Hunters / Ellen Oh
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees / Mary Beth Leatherdale
Sweep: the Story of a Girl and Her Monster / Jonathan Auxier
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 / Larry Dane Brimner

 

2021 Bluestem Master List

The Ambrose Deception / Emily Ecton & Gilbert Ford
Animals By the Numbers: a Book of Infographics / Steve Jenkins
Bob / Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Nicholas Gannon
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: a Navajo Talker’s Story / Joseph Bruchac & Liz Amini-Holmes
Click / Kayla Miller
Curiosity: the Story of a Mars Rover / Markus Motum
A Dash of Trouble / Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega
Finding Langston / Lesa Cline-Ransome 
Hope in the Holler / Lisa Lewis Tyre
Lifeboat 12 / Susan Hood
Max & the Midknights / Lincoln Peirce 
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: the Record Setting Dive of the Bathysphere / Barb Rosenstock & Katherine Roy
Power Forward: Chasing the Dream / Hena Khan & Sally Wern Comport
Sergeant Reckless: the True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero / Patricia McCormick & Iacopo Bruno
Stef Soto, Taco Queen / Jennifer Torres
Stongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen / Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann
The Undefeated / Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson
The Van Gogh Deception / Deron R. Hicks
Wedgie & Gizmo / Suzanne Selfors & Barbara Fisinger
A Whole New Ballgame / Phil Bildner & Tim Probert


2021 Lincoln Award:
Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice

 

 

All the Crooked Saints* / Maggie Stiefvater
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America / Ibi Zoboi, ed.
Darius the Great is Not Okay / Adib Khorram
Devis Within / S. F. Henson
Dress Codes for Small Towns* / Courtney C. Stevens
Dry* / Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Every Falling Star: the True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea / Sungju Lee
A Heart in a Body in the World / Deb Caletti
Heroine / Mindy McGinnis
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction / Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Internment* / Samira Ahmed
The Nickel Boys / Colson Whitehead
Obsessed: a Memoir of My Life with OCD / Allison Britz
Patron Saints of Nothing / Randy Ribay
Price of Duty / Todd Strasser
Slay / Brittney Morris 
They Called Us Enemy / George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker
Truly Devious / Maureen Johnson
A Very Large Expanse of Sea / Tahereh Mafi
We’ll Fly Away / Bryan Bliss

* Student Reader Selections