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Georgia Peach Book Award nominees for 2012-2013 announced!

Good morning,

The 20 Nominees for the 2012-2013 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers (Grades 9 – 12) have been selected!

Drumroll please . . . . . .

Title Author
Anna and the French Kiss Perkins, Stephanie
Between Shades of Gray Sepetys, Ruta
Divergent Roth, Veronica
False Princess, The O’Neal, Ellis
Glow Ryan, Amy Kathleen
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (The) Skloot, Rebecca
Jump Carbone, Elisa
Mockingbirds (The) Whitney, Daisy
Name of the Star Johnson, Maureen
Notes From The Blender Cook, Trish & Halpin, Brendan
Now is the Time for Running Williams, Michael
Please Ignore Vera Dietz King, A.S.
Ready Player One Cline, Ernest
Running Dream (The) Van Draanen, Wendelin
Sky Is Everywhere (The) Nelson, Jandy
Stick Smith, Andrew
Stupid Fast Herbach, Geoff
This Girl is Different Johnson, J J
What Can’t Wait Perez, Ashley Hope
What Comes After Watkins, Steve

Please remember that voting for the 2011-2012 Georgia Peach Book Award continues online through March 15.  The winner and 2 honor books will be announced on Wednesday, March 28 at the Kennesaw State University’s Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults (I will post here the following day).

And another big thank you to all who applied to serve on the committee–we are going through the applications now and will be making decisions in the next few weeks. 

Have a great weekend!

Mary K. Donovan

Media Specialist

Mill Creek High School

GA Peach Committee Applications

Good morning!

We have had a wonderful response to our call for committee members!  Thank you!  The new members will be notified at the end of the month.

Just a reminder that the last day to submit an application to serve on the committee is Tuesday–February 21.

Have a great week,

Mary K. Donovan

Committee Members Needed: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers

Good afternoon,

Next month, the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers winner and two honor books will be announced at the Kennesaw State University’s Annual Conference on Literature for Young Adults.  Just a reminder that the voting for this year’s award ends on March 15.  Teens vote online at the Peach Award website:
The committee is now accepting applications for the 2012 -2013 Committee.  If you currently work with teens at the library, love YA books, and love to read (and get tons of free books) then this is the committee for you!!!  This 12 member committee reads and reviews over 100 YA novels and non-fiction texts each year.  In February, the committee selects the 20 nominees for the upcoming award; then Georgia teens vote for their top three titles.  Comprised of both high school media specialists and public library staff who work with teens, this committee provides insight into current YA literature trends and the opportunity to review the best of the best titles available.

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please take a look at the website for more information about the Peach Award and to complete your application.  And if you have any questions or need additional details about the committee, please do not hesitate to email or call me–I am happy to help!

Mary K. Donovan

Media Specialist

Mill Creek High School


Vice-Chair, GA Peach Book Award for Teens

GA Peach Book Award Voting Ends Friday!

Don’t forget that the voting for the 2010-2011 GA Peach Book Award for Teens ends this Friday at 5pm.  All voting takes place online at  Encourage teen readers to log on and vote for their favorite books.  If you have used paper ballots, simply enter each ballot on the site.  The voting will close promptly at 5pm. so get your votes entered by the deadline. 

The 2011-2012 GA Peach Award candidates will be unveiled at the KSU Literature Conference on March 31st.   The 2011 winner and runner-ups will be announced at lunch, and a breakout session discussing the new titles will be held in the afternoon.  Stay tuned to the KSU Conference site for more details.