RI Middle School Book Award

Starting the first week of April with the public announcement of the new nominees, and continuing through summer reading and during the school year from September-March, students read the current year's nominees. From March 1st through March 31st, readers vote in their school, public library, or online for their favorite book from the current year's nominees to determine the current year's Rhode Island Middle School Book Award winner (© RIMSBA).

Stay tuned for the next winner in April of 2024!

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History By Tracey Baptiste Cover Image
$19.99
Unavailble to Order
ISBN: 9781616209001
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Air: A Novel By Monica Roe Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250798268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 10th, 2023

The Black Slide By J.W. Ocker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062990556
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: HarperCollins - August 16th, 2022

Both Can Be True By Jules Machias Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063053908
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 19th, 2022

Drew Leclair Gets a Clue By Katryn Bury Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358749271
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Clarion Books - April 18th, 2023

Falling Short By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881731
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

Freestyle: A Graphic Novel By Gale Galligan Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338045802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

Frizzy By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250259639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 18th, 2022

The Golden Hour By Niki Smith Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316540339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Ink - November 23rd, 2021

Invisible: A Graphic Novel By Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gabriela Epstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338194548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - August 2nd, 2022

Iveliz Explains It All: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Andrea Beatriz Arango, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593563977
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

A Kind of Spark By Elle McNicoll Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593374283
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2022

Maizy Chen's Last Chance: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Lisa Yee Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984830272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 4th, 2023

A Soft Place to Land By Janae Marks Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062875891
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 17th, 2023

Thirst By Varsha Bajaj Cover Image
$8.99
Unavailble to Order
ISBN: 9780593354414
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 18th, 2023

The Tryout: A Graphic Novel By Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338741261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - September 6th, 2022

Weird Kid By Greg van Eekhout Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062970619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 5th, 2022

Witchlings By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338745535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 7th, 2023