Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2022

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Sponsored by MN Youth Reading Awards and voted on by Minnesota students in March of each year. The winners are announced on April 25, Maud Hart Lovelace's Birthday!

The Nominees for this school year are....


Wesley King
Description: Mr. Baker's eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, but their journey takes a terrifying turn when an earthquake hits and the students are plunged into a frigid underground lake, forcing them to fight for survival and find their way back above ground.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper
Description: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
Call Number: J FIC Dra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Rebecca Petruck
Description: To defuse a situation between his best friend and a new student, Nolan eats a live stink bug, gaining popularity and a class project idea but, perhaps, losing a friend.
Call Number: J FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Janae Marks
Description: "Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Tom Greenwald
Description: While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
Description: When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to Los Angeles, she goes on a quest to understand her identity as an Indian despite being so far from home.
Call Number: J FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith
Description: When an inkblot, who can write, listen, learn, and draw, jumps out of Mr. Rylance's sketchbook, Ethan believes he may be the answer to their problems and names him Inkling.
Call Number: J FIC Opp
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Dana Alison Levy
Description: When Theo's photography project is vandalized, the five students nearby all claim it was not them, so Theo's favorite teacher suggests they all spend vacation week together and get to the truth.
Call Number: J FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Jasmine Warga
Description: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Call Number: J FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Sharon Creech
Description: When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.
Call Number: J FIC Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Jessie Janowitz
Description: When his family moves to tiny Petersville, eleven-year-old Tris stops focusing on his perfect sister, Jeanine, by using his cooking expertise to revive a town tradition of chocolate cream doughnuts.
Call Number: J FIC Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Kate Allen
Description: "Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Dan Gemeinhart
Description: Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.
Call Number: J FIC Gem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Stacy DeKeyser
Description: In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team.
Call Number: J FIC DeK
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
Victoria Jamieson, Omar (Social worker) Mohamed, Iman Geddy
Description: "Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Moh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2021
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A World Below
Wesley King
J FIC Kin
Other Words For Home
Jasmine Warga
J FIC War
Blended
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper
J FIC Dra
Saving Winslow
Sharon Creech
J FIC Cre
Boy Bites Bug
Rebecca Petruck
J FIC Pet
The Doughnut Fix
Jessie Janowitz
J FIC Jan
From The Desk Of Zoe Washington
Janae Marks
J FIC Mar
The Line Tender
Kate Allen
YA FIC All
Game Changer
Tom Greenwald
J FIC Gre
The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart
J FIC Gem
Indian No More
Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
J FIC McM
The Rhino In Right Field
Stacy DeKeyser
J FIC DeK
Inkling
Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith
J FIC Opp
When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson, Omar (Social worker) Mohamed, Iman Geddy
JB Moh
It Wasn't Me
Dana Alison Levy
J FIC Lev