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Rhode Island Teen Book Awards

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High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas was selected as the winner for 2021! 

The Honor Books are Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their local school and public libraries and area stores.

In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2022 award:

For further information, contact riteenbookaward@gmail.comMore information on the committee and the award, current and past nominees, discussion guides, and promotional fliers and bookmarks can be found on the website,