The Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8. Voting is done annually in April.
Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-8, 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 (2021)
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
- Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
- The silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
- Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
- On Thin Ice by Michael Northrop
- Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy
- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Rey Terciero
- Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Past Winners and Nominees
For Teens (Grades 7-8)
Have you read a great book for teens, published in the last two years?
Nominate your favorite to be considered for the Isinglass Award!
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