Land of Enchantment Book Nominees 2015-2016

The Land of Enchantment Book Award is designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality.  A committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association and the New Mexico Council of the International Reading Association selects three lists of books–Picture Book, Children’s, and Young Adult.  In April, New Mexico youth who have read at least three books from one of these lists vote on their favorite.

2015-2016 Young Adult Nominees                                                                                                     (For grades 6-9)


Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.

When her parents die in a car crash, twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must learn how to get along with others and survive in a world she doesn’t always understand.


The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove.

The daughter of cartographers and explorers, Sophia must now learn the dangerous world of map reading in order to find her lost uncle.

Ungifted by Gordon Korman.

After pullng a major prank at his middle school, Donovan is mistakenly sent to a school for the gifted and talented.

Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner by Tim Tingle
On the Long Walk of 1864, Danny Blackgoat is labled a troublemaker and sent to a military prison, in this fast paced historical novel.
This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl
This touching memoir of a young cancer patient is told through her journals, letters, fiction, and sketches.
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
This biograhy tells the amazing story of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has revolutionized the livestock industry.
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

When the Spanish Influenza reaches the Pacific Northwest, seventeen-year-old Cleo decides to join the Red Cross.

Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Maizie Danger Brown gets more than she bargained for when she takes part in a space camp in this thrilling adventure.

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