The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

February 28, 2022

South Dakota Teen Choice Awards



Each year the Young Adult Reading Program Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals.

Voting is as simple as reading a book on the list, clicking the Vote Here button below, and rating the book!

You can also access the voting form here:

Share this link with your students to be able to vote, as well!

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Book Talks!

Elizabeth Hoffman, SDLA Teen Choice Award Chairperson, and other committee members book talk the 2021-2022 nominees at the SDLA Conference. Watch the full video below!

*The middle school book talks are first starting at 4:41, followed by the high school book talks beginning at around 21:06.

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Teen Choice Awards Nomination Guidelines

YARP members look for high-quality books that appeal to South Dakota teenagers; books that they can't wait to read, that they will recommend to each other, and books that teens will love.

Book Requirements:

  • Books should be chosen on the basis of quality, suitability, and overall interest to SD teenagers, grades 6-12.
  • Titles on the booklist should include both fiction and nonfiction.
  • The list should have a balance of genres and gender representation, a range of reading levels (avoiding elementary), and a variety of viewpoints.
  • Adult books recommended for teens may be included on the list.
  • All books must be read and recommended by at least three members of the selection committee to be considered for inclusion on the list.
  • Inclusion of the title on other "best books" lists is encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • Titles included on the Prairie Pasque list may not be included on the YARP/Teen Reads list.
  • Books may be first in a series, but may not be from subsequent volumes in the series.
  • Books should have been published within the last three years.
  • Books must be in print at the time of selection.
  • Only one title by an author can appear on each year's list.

For questions, contact the SD Library Association book awards committee.

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1 List of "Almost Made It" Books

If you are looking for more excellent books to add to your collection, check out the list of books that almost made it on as Teen Choice Award nominees!

2 Bulletin Board Ideas

Just change to SD Teen Choice Book Awards title and books, and you have yourself 2 great displays for the month of March!
two bulletin boards, predict the winner

3 Teen Choice Awards Downloads

*For more graphics and labels:
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Miller School Suffers Book Loss

Due to the recent explosion, fire, and subsequent fire damage at the Miller School, every book in their school library has to be disposed of and replaced. They are accepting donations of new/like new books for any grade level to help rebuild their library.

Donations can be sent to:

Miller School District

c/o Jill Simpson, Librarian

First United Methodist Church

610 East Fourth Ave.

Miller, SD 57362

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