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Dig, by A. S. King

The Shoveler, the Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, and First-Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family’s maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being simple Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account, wealth they’ve declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grand children.

“Because we want them to thrive,” Marla always says.

What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot at the Arby’s drive-thru window. Like a first class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea-circus in a doublewide. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest.

As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings precious white suburban respectability begins to spread, the far flung grand children gradually find their ways back to each other, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name.

The Teens’ Top Ten, 2021

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson. Farrar, Stratus and Giroux/Macmillan. 9780374312718.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Scholastic Inc. 9781338674453.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Swoon Reads/Macmillan. 9781250250469.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Quill Tree. Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books. 9780062882769.
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards. Sourcebooks Fire/Sourcebooks. 9781492657217.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group. 9781368052405.
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. 9781250618818.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab. Tom Doherty Associates. 9781785652509.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster’s. 9781534441613.
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9780525707967.

The Michael L. Printz Award, 2021

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association

2021 Winner
Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story)
By Daniel Nayeri
Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Levine Querido

In an autobiographical novel, middle-schooler Daniel, formerly Khosrou, tells his unimpressed and at times cruel classmates about his experience as an Iranian refugee.

2021 Honor Books
Apple (Skin to the Core)
by Eric Gansworth

Dragon Hoops
Gene Luen Yang, color by Lark Pien

Every Body Looking
by Candice Iloh

We Are Not Free
by Traci Chee

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