Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Flume and Isinglass Choice Awards

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!

2021 Flume Winner:

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

2021 Flume Runner Up:

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Nominees for the Flume Award, voting in April 2021:

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!

2021 Isinglass Winner:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

2021 Isinglass Runner Up:

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero

Nominees for the Isinglass Award, voting in April 2021:

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