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2017 One Maryland One Book

Purple Hibiscus 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

YALSA Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is sponsored by YALSA and is held each year during the third week of October.  Find out what books have been nominated, then READ and VOTE. 

Lifelong Learning Reading Lists

On your way to college and/or a career?  This list provides readers with a wide-range of suggested reading material.  Expand your world!

*The list is updated every five years.

All About Books

  • Fantastic Fiction
    Scroll down the page to access GENRE page links.
  • Goodreads
    Shared book recommendations
  • Reading Rants
    "This website has to be my favorite! You can pick from a list of categories and it will give you books about them. You can pick slacker books, crying books, it's really good." - Ashley
  • Guys Read
    Books for guys!

Websites for Award Winning Books


Black Eyed Susan Nominees 2016-2017

High School Nominees

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Gutless by Carl Deuker

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Ashton Brodi, and Jodi Meadows

March. Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda 

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner


Grade 9 Nominees

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard Jones by Jonathan Auxier

Soar by Joan Bauer

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key

A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Beneath by Roland Smith

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

23 Minutes by Vivian VandeVelde

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk


Graphic Novels

Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling by Toni Cliff

Gotham Academy: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan

Feathers by Jorge Corona

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon

The Nameless City: Volume 1 by Faith Erin Hicks

Snow White by Matt Phelan

Tomboy by Liz Prince

Orange: The Complete Collection, 1 by Ichigo Takano




Black Eyed Susan Award

Each year, students across the state of Maryland select the winner of the Black Eyed Susan Award.  There are four categories:

  • Picture Books
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 6-9
  • Grades 9-12

Read at least three books within a category to be eligible to vote!

All votes must be submitted by April 25, 2016.

Stop at the circulation desk for details.

Visit the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) to learn more.

Black Eyed Susan Voting

Voting will begin April 2016!  Keep reading :)

  • ESOL/Grade 9
  • High School

Interactive Reading

Make predictions!

Question what is written!

Make inferences!


Make connections to what you already know!



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      U.S., World, Politics, Justice, Health, Money, Sports, and more!
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      Political News
    • Newsela
      Current events and non-fiction

    Children's Books

    Teenagers:  Do you have younger brothers or sisters?  Do you babysit?  Do you take Child Development classes? If yes, check these out!



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