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Flume and Isinglass Choice Awards

 YALS is seeking Teen Book Awards Ambassadors to join our efforts in creating this year’s short lists for the Flume and Isinglass Teen Book Awards!

Teens must:
  • live in NH
  • be in 7th-11th grade
  • be enthusiastic readers, and
  • be able to make a commitment through March 2022
Selected Ambassadors would be tasked with reading a portion of the nominated titles, rating and reviewing each book, and attending short list meetings in March 2021 (virtual) and March 2022. For an example of the level of commitment this position would require, the committee would ask each ambassador to read roughly 12 books between mid-January 2021 and mid-March 2021.

 

In order to be considered, interested teens must complete a short application (Google Form), and have a librarian or English/Language Arts teacher fill out a recommendation form (Google Form). Both forms must be submitted by January 4, 2021. All applicants will hear from the committee by January 8th. 

 


What Is the Flume Award? 

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 in grades 9-12 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. Visit the NH YALS Flume Award page for more information!

The 2020 Flume Winner is Far From the Tree by Robin Benway! 

The 2020 Flume Runner Up is We Are Okay by Nina LaCour!

Nominees for the Flume Award, voting in April 2020 were: (stay tuned for the new list soon!)

Teen Services Library Assistant Stacey from Goffstown Public Library did an excellent rundown and booktalk about the current Flume Award books.



What Is the Isinglass Award? 

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 work speaks to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8. Voting is done annually in April. Visit the NH YALS Isinglass Award page for more information!

The 2020 Isinglass Winner is Refugee by Alan Gratz!

The 2020 Isinglass Runner Up is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds!

Nominees for the Isinglass Award, voting in April 2020 are: (stay tuned for the new list soon!)

Teen Services Library Assistant Stacey from Goffstown Public Library did an excellent rundown and booktalk about the current Isinglass Award books.


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