Garden State Teen Book Awards

Teens from all over New Jersey choose the winners for the Garden State Teen Book Awards.
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(You may vote for a book in each category. It doesn’t matter what grade you are in.)

Fiction Grades 6-8

Fiction Grades 9-12

Nonfiction Grades 6-12 

After you vote, tell us one of the books you voted for in the Comment Box.  Have you read it, or did you vote for it because it sounded interesting to you?

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Rating: 5

34 thoughts on “Garden State Teen Book Awards”

  1. I picked Swing by Kwame Alexander (9-12) because Kwame Alexander has proved to be an excellent author in some of his other novels. Additionally, it wouldn’t let me do the other forms, so I had to pick from this grade group.

  2. I voted for the book Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu. I have never read this book but the cover looks interesting because a guy is holding a pie while playing hockey.This appears to be a graphic novel and I enjoy reading them.

  3. I voted for On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden because the cover looks interesting. I haven’t read the book though.

  4. I voted for “Black Enough” edited by Ibi Zoboi in the 9-12 grade fiction category. I voted for this because I recently purchased it, and I can’t wait to read it! I liked the writings of a lot of the authors who contributed to the book, so that’s why I think I’ll like it.

  5. I voted for Black Enough because it is such a good story that tells the story of being a Black teen in America, which is important for people outside of that category to kind of know what it’s like

    Rating: 5
  6. I voted for Internment because I was able to read this for a school project and found it very interesting and thrilling to read.

  7. I voted for On the Come Up by Angie Thomas because even though I haven’t read it yet, after I read the summary, I thought it was interesting how Bri is using her love of rapping and music as an outlet to express herself. Her passion and determination as an artist gives her a chance to fight through not just tough situations, but what she believes in as a young black teen.

  8. One of the books that I have chosen is On the Come Up. I chose this because over the past years, a lot of kids likes to read books like these.

  9. I chose “Monday’s Not Coming” by Tiffany D. Jackson. Its thrilling (yet harrowing) premise has allowed the novel to shove its way to the top of my Reading Wish List.

  10. I choose Check please it looks like it is about hockey so that makes me want to read cause i like sports and it also shows some carrying pie and i like pie. Also the 1 and 3 link aren’t working for me.

    Rating: 5
  11. One of the books I voted for was “Love, Hate, and Other Filters” (9-12) because it’s one of my favorite books as of now. Every time I read it, it makes me smile, laugh, and cry!

  12. I picked Swing by Kwame Alexander because I have read his other books and they have all been quite interesting.

    Rating: 5
  13. I picked What if It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli because it was interesting to read and journey with the two boys and their love journey. I had cried and laughed reading this book (even if the ending wasn’t in my favor).

  14. I voted for the book Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson because it sounded interesting and was a book I have been meaning to read. The reviews for it are generally all positive.

  15. I voted for Sadie by Courtney Summers because it seems interesting and I am planning on reading it someday!

  16. Mondays Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson because was recommended by my teacher and it sounded like an interesting mystery.

    Rating: 4
  17. I voted for “Darius the Great is Not Okay” by Adib Khorram because it’s been on my list of books to read for a long time now. I heard it is a very good book!

  18. I voted for With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo because the cover art seemed really creative and interesting.

    Rating: 3
  19. I voted for The Okay Witch because based on the blurb I found, it seemed like a very fun and interesting read.

  20. I voted for Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer because I enjoyed the book and it had a good life lesson.

    Rating: 4
  21. I picked the okay witch by Ella steinkeller. I have not read the book, but I’ve heard that its fairly interesting. I imagine it should have a good life lesson.

    Rating: 5

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