Teen Book League


At the Kingsport Public Library Teen Book League, Teens, grades 6th-12th, discuss three specific book titles in September, October, and November and the Volunteer State Book Award Nominees during the Spring Semester. In late April we vote for our favorite VSBA nominees in each age category and help select Tennessee’s favorite Teen books! 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

September 12th 4:00-5:15

October 10th 4:00-5:15 (Board Room, 4th Floor)

November 7th 4:00-5:15

February 6th 4:00-5:15

March 5th 4:00-5:15

April 2nd 4:00-5:15

2019-2020 VSBA Nominees

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

Middle School Level Nominees

Tumble & Blue – Cassie Beasley

Greetings from Witness Protection! – Jake Burt

The Last Cherry Blossom – Kathleen Burkinshaw

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora – Pablo Cartaya

Pashmina – Nidhi Chanani

Cyclone – Doreen Cronin and Debra Sfetsios-Conover

Refugee – Alan Gratz

Real Friends – Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Midnight Without a Moon – Linda Williams Jackson

All’s Faire in Middle School – Victoria Jamieson

Amina’s Voice – Hena Khan

Warcross – Marie Lu

The Stars Beneath Out Feet – David Barclay Moore

Spirit Hunters – Ellen Oh

The First Rule of Punk – Celia Perez

Tentacle and Wing – Sarah Porter

Miles Morales: Spider-Man – Jason Reynolds

Lost Boys – Darcey Rosenblatt

Piecing Me Together – Renee Watson

Beyond the Bright Sea – Lauren Wolk

High School Level Nominees

Speak: The Graphic Novel – Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo

Far From the Tree – Robin Benway

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

What to Say Next – Julie Buxbaum

Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

Devils Within – S.F. Henson

Dreamland Burning – Jennifer Latham

The Radius of Us – Marie Marquardt

Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu

One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus

When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandya Menon

Ramona Blue – Julie Murphy

Nemesis – Brendan Reichs

Nyxia – Scott Reintgen

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

A List of Cages – Robin Roe

The 57 Bus – Dashka Slater

Dear Martin – Nic Stone

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas