The Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teen’s request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians narrow the group of titles to a shorter list. Teens then vote for the winning title from that list.
Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 9-12, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group. They must have a publication date within the last two years. If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.
Current Nominees (2020)
- The Backstagers, Vol. 1 by James Tyion IV
- Bang by Barry Lyga
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
- I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Foreman
- I Have the Right To (audio) by Chessy Prout
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf
Past Winners and Nominees
For Teens (Grades 9-12)
Teens! Have you read a great book for teens, published in the last two years?
Nominate your favorite to be considered for the Flume Award!