Georgia Children's Book Award

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    2019

    Refugee

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    Refugee

    Gratz, Alan.

    A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge. JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers ? from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

    Due 10/24/19

    Place: Nominee

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    Turning 15 on the road to freedom

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    Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma voting rights march

    Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, 1950-

    Shares the story of the youngest person to complete the Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in Civil Rights events.

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    Place: Nominee

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    Click here to start : a novel

    Markell, Denis, author.

    When Ted inherits his uncle's apartment "and all the treasure within," he realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game and must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure.

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    Place: Nominee

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    Undefeated

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    Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

    Sheinkin, Steve.

    "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Nominee

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    Hoodoo

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    Hoodoo

    Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959-

    In 1930s Alabama, twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only member of his family who seems unable to practice folk magic, but when a mysterious man called the Stranger puts the entire town at risk from his black magic, Hoodoo must learn to conjure to defeat him.

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    Place: Nominee

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    The Ethan I was before

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    The Ethan I was before

    Standish, Ali, author.

    After Ethan loses his best friend and moves from Boston to small-town Georgia, he discovers that life can be transformed in one moment, but that one moment doesn't have to define him for life.

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    Place: Nominee

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    2018

    Projekt 1065

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    Projekt 1065

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author.

    It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

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    Place: Winner

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    2017

    The war that saved my life

    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    Place: Finalist

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    Place: Finalist

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    Place: Finalist

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    Stella by Starlight

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    Stella by Starlight

    Draper, Sharon M., author.

    Due 10/18/19

    Place: Finalist

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    Stella by starlight

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    Stella by starlight

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

    Overdue

    Place: Finalist

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    Fish in a tree

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    Fish in a tree

    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

    "Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Finalist

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    The terrible two

    The terrible two Terrible Two Series, Book 1

    Barnett, Mac.

    "A double helping of fun and mischief!"—Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series"Hilarious."—Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants seriesMiles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time."The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What's not to love about the Terrible Two?"—Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series"You don't have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two."—Dave Eggers"This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful."—Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series"The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what's more, they're kids' kind of kids."—Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series

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    Place: Finalist


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    Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

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    Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

    Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne), 1976-, author.

    Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

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    Place: Finalist

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    Half a world away

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    Half a world away

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

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    Place: Finalist

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    Rain reign

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    Rain reign

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-, author.

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    Place: Finalist

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    The red pencil

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    The red pencil

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    "After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Finalist

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    Crenshaw

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    Crenshaw

    Applegate, Katherine, author.

    "A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"-- Provided by publisher.

    Due 10/24/19

    Place: Finalist

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    The iron trial

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    The iron trial

    Black, Holly.

    Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

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    Place: Finalist

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