2018 KBA Winner: The Sun is also a star by Nicola yoon
The following is a list of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees for 2018-19. Students may read and vote on their favorite. Kentucky Association for School Librarians (KASL) Committee chooses 10 outstanding young adult books each year for students in the state of Kentucky to vote a winner. Votes are due by April 1, 2019 to Mrs. Sparrow. When you vote, you will be entered into a contest in the library media center as well. Below some of the titles is a YouTube video (some are better quality than others) about the books. Click here for more information about KBA.
2018-19 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees:
far from the tree by Robin benway
the free by lauren mclaughlin
The hate u give by angie thomas
Long way down by jason reynolds
warcross by marie lu
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.