North Star YA Award 2023-2024 Reading List

The North Star YA Award was created for Maine students in grades 9-12, serving as a readers' choice award alongside the Chickadee Award (for grades K-4) and the Maine Student Book Award (for grades 4-8). The North Star YA Award is designed to encourage Maine‚Äôs young adults to read for fun and to empower them through the selection of a statewide favorite to share with the world. 

Each spring, a list of nominated books for the forthcoming year is announced. Maine students in grades 9-12 who read at least three of the nominated books over the course of the year are eligible to vote for their favorite nominee at their school or public library the following March. 

Learn more about the process, as well as past winners and current nominees, at www.northstaryaaward.org.

Our Crooked Hearts: A Novel By Melissa Albert Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250826381
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 5th, 2023

Our Crooked Hearts: A Novel By Melissa Albert Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250826367
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 28th, 2022

Squire By Nadia Shammas, Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator), Sara Alfageeh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062945846
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

Squire By Nadia Shammas, Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator), Sara Alfageeh Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062945853
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

I Rise By Marie Arnold Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063312661
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Published: Versify - October 3rd, 2023

I Rise By Marie Arnold Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358449041
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Published: Versify - August 2nd, 2022

Sugaring Off By Gillian French Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781643753799
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - November 7th, 2023

Sugaring Off By Gillian French Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781643752709
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - November 1st, 2022

The Getaway By Lamar Giles Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338752014
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

The First Thing About You By Chaz Hayden Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536223118
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Published: Candlewick - September 6th, 2022

The Weight of Blood By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063029156
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 12th, 2023

The Weight of Blood By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063029149
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2022

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When the Angels Left the Old Country By Sacha Lamb Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141760
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Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022

Man o' War By Cory McCarthy Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593353721
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 30th, 2023

Man o' War By Cory McCarthy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593353707
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix (Remixed Classics #5) By Anna-Marie McLemore Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250774934
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063060258
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 25th, 2023

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

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Man Made Monsters By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141791
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Published: Levine Querido - October 4th, 2022

Anatomy: A Love Story (The Anatomy Duology #1) By Dana Schwartz Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250774156
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 18th, 2022

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984836045
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Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984836038
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Published: Philomel Books - February 1st, 2022

The Greatest Thing By Sarah Winifred Searle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250297235
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Published: First Second - February 8th, 2022

The Greatest Thing By Sarah Winifred Searle Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250297228
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Published: First Second - February 8th, 2022

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice By Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324052159
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice By Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781324003908
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Well, That Was Unexpected By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593434000
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 27th, 2023

Well, That Was Unexpected By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593433973
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 27th, 2022

All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593202364
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Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2023

All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593202340
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Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022

Cold: A Novel By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626722736
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 8th, 2022

The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Four for the Road By K. J. Reilly Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665902304
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

Four for the Road By K. J. Reilly Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665902281
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022