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Try one of these books from the SCASL Junior Book Award Nominee List. Read three to be eligible to vote. 

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Adrift

Adrift

by Paul Griffin
Year Published: 2015
Matt and John are working-class guys trying to earn some money, and Driana, JoJo, and Stef live a much different life of privilege and wealth. Worlds collide when the five teens are lost at sea with no one to count on but themselves. This is a great summer read- as long as you stay on dry land.
Beneath

Beneath

by Roland Smith
Year Published: 2016
After receiving a cryptic message from his older brother, Pat sets out on a strange and dangerous journey to the mysterious Community living beneath the streets of New York.
Big Top Burning

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth

by Laura A. Woollett
Year Published: 2015
This book draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disastersin American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over 100 people.
Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger

by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Year Published: 2015
Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
Chasing Secrets

Chasing Secrets

by GEnnifer Choldenko
Year Published: 2015
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend, Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to resue Noah's father from the quarantined Chinatown and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.
Code of Honor

Code of Honor

by Alan Gratz
Year Published: 2015
When Iranian American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.
Fast Break

Fast Break

by Mike Lupica
Year Published: 2015
Since his mother's death, twelve-year-old Jayson has focused on basketball and surviving. When he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family, he must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.
Fort

Fort

by Cynthia DeFelica
Year Published: 2015
When older boys trepass in the fort where Wyatt and Augie have been enjoying a wonderful summer, they team up with another bullied kid to exact revenge against the older boys, with unexpected consequences.
Ghostlight

Ghostlight

by Sonia Gensler
Year Published: 2015
Disappointed when her brother pursues other interests during their annual summer visit to their grandmother's farm, Avery befriends a famous man's son, who announces his intentions to film a ghost story at a scary nearby mansion.
House Arrest

House Arrest

by K. A. Holt
Year Published: 2015
Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.
I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X

by Cherie Priest
Year Published: 2015
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing all over town.
I Will Always Write Back

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

by Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda
Year Published: 2015
In this dual memori, Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda recount how they became best friends and better people through letters.
Mark of the Theif

Mark of the Thief

by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Year Published: 2015
Nic, a slave in the mines of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cave filled with Julius Caesar's treasures. What he finds will change his destiny and the history of th Empire. Book #1.
Roller Girl

Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson
Year Published: 2015
Astrid signs up for rollerderby camp, but her best friend Nicole chooses dance. While making new friends and struggling with a new sport, Astrid fears she is losing Nicole.
Terror at Bottle Creek

Terror at Bottle Creek

by Watt Key
Year Published: 2016
Thirteen-year-old Cort's father, a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama, has been teaching his son everything he knows. When a deadly Gulf Coast hurricane makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put all his skills to the test.
The Chosen Prince

The Chosen Prince

by Diane Stanley
Year Published: 2015
Prince Alexos, the long-awaited champion of the goddess Athene, follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: a ship-wreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island.
The Seventh Most Important Thing

The Seventh Most Important Thing

by Shelley Pearsall
Year Published: 2015
In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after Arthur throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects.
The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Year Published:
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
The Worst Class Trip Ever

The Worst Class Trip Ever

by Dave Barry
Year Published: 2015
Attending a class trip in Washington, D.C., Wyatt and his friends encounter a group of mysterious men and find themselves dodging their long-suffering teachers to stop what may be a plot against the president. Book #1.
Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger

by Rae Carson
Year Published: 2015
Lee Westfall, who possesses a supernatural ability to sense the presence of gold, disguises herslef as a boy and seeks safety and romance in California. Book #1.