Teen Book League


At the Kingsport Public Library’s Teen Book League, Teens, grades 6th-12th, read and discuss any of the Volunteer State Book Award Nominees they would like throughout the school year! 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 the first Thursday of the Month 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

Currently on hiatus

2020-2021 VSBA Nominees

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

Middle School Level Nominees

Where the Watermelons Grow – Cindy Baldwin

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World – Ashley Herring Blake

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows – Ryan Calejo

Hurricane Child – Kheryn Callender

Like Vanessa – Tami Charles

So Done – Paula Chase

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle – Leslie Connor

New Kid – Jerry Craft

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler – John Hendrix

Door to the Lost – Jaleigh Johnson

Tight – Torrey Maldonado

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl – Stacy McAnulty

Merci Suarez Changes Gears – Meg Medina

Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker Rhodes

Amal Unbound – Aisha Saeed

City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab

Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin – James L. Swanson

Hope in the Holler – Lisa Lewis Tyre

The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

High School Level Nominees

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake

Contagion – Erin Bowman

Spin – Lamar Giles

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

Monday’s Not Coming – Tiffany D. Jackson

Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson

More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer

Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram

Hey, Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee

A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi

Blood Water Paint – Joy McCullough

The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X.R. Pan

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice – Bryan Stevenson

Dry – Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

Four Three Two One – Courtney Stevens

What the Night Sings – Vesper Stamper

On the Come Up – Angie Thomas