2020-2021 MASL Readers Awards Final Nominees

The final nominees for MASL’s 2020-2021 Readers Awards are listed below.

Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers!

These nominated titles will be voted upon by students in March of 2021; the recipients of the awards will be announced at the 2021 MASL Spring Conference.

Gateway (Grades 9-12)

Title Author Publisher
A Heart in a Body in the World Deb Caletti Simon Pulse
After The Shot Drops Randy Ribay Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Camp Valor Scott McEwen and Hof Williams St. Martin’s Press
Dread Nation Justina Ireland Balzer + Bray
Dry Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman Simon & Schuster
Flight Season Marie Marquardt Wednesday Books
Hey, Kiddo Jarrett Krosoczka Graphix
Little White Lies Jennifer Lynn Barnes Freeform
Monday’s Not Coming Tiffany Jackson Katherine Tegen Books
Neanderthal Opens The Door To The Universe Preston Norton Hyperion
Someone I Used to Know Patty Blount Sourcebooks Fire
The Book Of Essie Meghan MacLean Weir Alfred A. Knopf
The Cruel Prince Holly Black Little Brown Books
The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo HarperTeen
The Unfortunates Kim Liggett Tor Teen

Truman (Grades 6-8)

Title Author Publisher
City of Ghosts Victoria Schwab Scholastic, Inc.
Deep Water Watt Key FSG Books for Young Readers
Fire & Heist Sarah Beth Durst Random House Children’s Books
Ghost Boys Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Impostors Scott Westerfeld Scholastic, Inc.
Lifeboat 12 Susan Hood Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers
Mascot Antony John HarperCollins
Nightbooks J. A. White Katherine Tegen Books
Not If I Save You First Ally Carter, Scholastic Press
Skyward Brandon Sanderson Delacorte Press
The Benefits of Being an Octopus Ann Braden Sky Pony
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Stacy McAnulty Random House Books for Young Readers

Mark Twain (Grades 4-6)

Title Author Publisher
24 Hours in Nowhere Dusti Bowling Sterling
Amal Unbound Aisha Saeed Nancy Paulsen Books
Blended Sharon M Draper Atheneum
Captain Superlative! J.S. Puller Disney
Front Desk Kelly Yang Arthur A. Levine
Squint Chad Morris and Shelly Brown Shadow Mountain
The Ambrose Deception Emily Ecton, Disney
The Doughnut FIx Jessie Janowitz Sourcebooks
The Night Diary Veera Hiranandani Dial Books
The Science of Breakable Things Tae Keller Random House
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Leslie Connor, Katherine Tegan Books
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair Amy Makechnie Atheneum

Show Me (Grades 1-3)

Title Author Illustrator Publisher
A Place For Pluto Stef Wade Melanie Demmer Capstone
DOLL-E 1.0 Shanda McCloskey Shanda McCloskey Little, Brown & Co
Friends Stick Together Hannah E. Harrison Hannah E. Harrison Penguin RH
Giraffe Problems Jory John Lane Smith Random House Children’s
Love, Z Jessie Sima Jessie Sima Simon & Schuster
Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert Stacy McAnulty Deborah Hocking Penguin RH
Natsumi! Susan Lendroth Priscilla Burris Penguin RH
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick Drew Daywalt David Spencer Penguin RH
The Remember Balloons Jessie Oliveros Dana Wulfekotte Simon & Schuster
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins Disney

Downloadable list of all the 2020-2021 MASL Readers Awards Final Nominees.