Teen Book League


At the Kingsport Public Library Teen Book League, Teens, grades 6th-12th, discuss the Volunteer State Book Award Nominees throughout the Fall and Winter. In the Spring we vote for our favorites in each category and help select a state-wide book list of Tennessee teens’ favorites! Meetings are held every other Thursday at 4:00 pm in the library’s auditorium. New members are always welcome and snacks are provided! We hope you’ll join us at our next meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Apr. 5th 4:00-5:15

Apr. 19th 4:00-5:15

May 3rd 4:00-5:15 Finale

Sept. 6th 4:00-5:15

Sept. 20th 4:00-5:15

Oct. 4th 4:00-5:15 Board Room (4th Floor)

Oct. 18th 4:00-5:15 Board Room (4th Floor)

Nov. 1st 4:00-5:15

Nov. 5th 4:00-5:15

2017-2018 VSBA Nominees

Clicking the titles will direct you to the book’s library catalog record.

Middle School Level Nominees

The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste

The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Edition) – Daniel James Brown

Drowned City: Hurrican Katrina & New Orleans – Don Brown

Chasing Secrets – Gennifer Choldenko

Lost in the Sun – Lisa Graff

The Last of the Sandwalkers – Jay Hosler

Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson

The Mark of the Dragonfly – Jahleigh Johnson

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition) – William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer

Pax – Sara Pennypacker

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound– Andrea Davis Pinkney

I Am Princess X – Cherie Priest

Echo – Pam Munoz Ryan

Orbiting Jupiter – Gary Schmidt

Hoodoo – Ronald Smith

Goodbye Stranger – Rebecca Stead

Last in a Long Line of Rebels – Lisa Lewis Tyre

Popular: A Memoir – Maya Van Wagenen

High School Level Nominees

The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad – M.T. Anderson

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Edition) – Daniel James Brown

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans – Don Brown

Undertow – Michael Buckley

Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen

Not If I See You First – Eric Lindstrom

Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly – Stephanie Oakes

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces – Isabel Quintero

All American Boys – Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Bone Gap – Laura Ruby

Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War – Steve Sheinkin

Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman

The Cure for Dreaming – Cat Winters

Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon