RITBA Nominees

The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLoRI) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA).

The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books of interest to those between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and home (© RITBA).

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All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593202364
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Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2023

Better Than the Movies By Lynn Painter Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534467637
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2022

Does My Body Offend You? By Mayra Cuevas, Marie Marquardt Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593425886
Availability: Sold Out (Available to Order)
Published: Ember - July 4th, 2023

Four for the Road By K. J. Reilly Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665902304
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

Hollow  By Shannon Watters, Berenice Nelle (Illustrator), Branden Boyer-White Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684158522
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Published: BOOM! Box - October 4th, 2022

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984836045
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Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

Into the Sublime By Kate A. Boorman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250878953
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Published: Square Fish - July 18th, 2023

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen By Isaac Blum Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593525838
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Published: Philomel Books - October 17th, 2023

Love Radio By Ebony LaDelle Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665908160
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin By Kip Wilson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358755326
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Published: Versify - March 7th, 2023

Punching Bag By Rex Ogle Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781324052210
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 7th, 2023

Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality By Eliot Schrefer, Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eliot Schrefer, Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063069503
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 6th, 2023

Star Wars: Padawan By Kiersten White Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368093774
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - July 25th, 2023

The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

This Woven Kingdom By Tahereh Mafi Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062972453
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Published: HarperCollins - December 27th, 2022

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice By Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324052159
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

We Deserve Monuments By Jas Hammonds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816559
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 29th, 2022

The Weight of Blood By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063029156
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 12th, 2023

Wrong Side of the Court By H.N. Khan Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735270893
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Published: Tundra Books - February 7th, 2023