What is the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award? • The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award honors outstanding books. • Chosen annually by Maryland students.
How can I participate? • Get the books from any library, book store or friend • Read at least 3 out of the 10 books from any category – or all • Complete a Book Review form for each book you read • Vote for the book you consider to be the most outstanding in each category you are eligible • Votes from across the state are sent in to the Black-Eyed Susan committees and tallied to determine the winners!
11 Birthdaysby Wendy Mass Amanda and Leo were born on the same day and have been celebrating their birthdays together for 10 years. Now, they find themselves stuck in a time loop on their 11th birthday ~ will it ever end?
Extra Creditby Andrew Clements Pen pals Abby and Sadeed, are continents apart, but they forge a friendship that leaves them both changed.
Masterpieceby Elise Broach A slightly dysfunctional family, an unorthodox friendship, and a multimillion-dollar art heist are at the core of this mystery novel.
The Magic Thiefby SarahPrineas Conn’s life is forever changed when he tries to pick the pocket of the wizard Nevery and instead gets a strong jolt of magic.
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Meby Nan Marino Tammy is alone. No one else on her block sees through the lies 10-year-old Muscle Man McGinty tells them. How can she show everyone he’s a liar?
Captain Nobodyby Dean Pitchford After his football-star older brother is injured and falls into a coma, Newt Newman dreams up a creative way to come to everyone’s rescue ~ Captain Nobody!
Peace, Locomotionby Jacqueline Woodson Living in separate foster homes, Lonnie writes letters to his sister, Lili, about their parents, his friends and his foster brother fighting in Iraq. What Lonnie yearns for most is peace.
Umbrella Summerby Lisa Graff Nine-year-old Annie know that bad things can happen if you’re careful. Now she has to be extra careful.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby Grace Lin Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon.
Anything but Typicalby Nora Raleigh Baskin Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
Every Soul a Starby Wendy Mass Three young teens witness a total solar eclipse and are changed forever.
When You Reach Meby Rebecca Stead Sixth-grader Miranda receives mysterious notes from an anonymous source ~ could it be from another time?
Waiting For Normalby Leslie Connor Twelve-year-old Addie lives with her mother, and her beloved stepfather and sisters move away ~ nothing is normal anymore. Will it ever?
Chasing Lincoln’s Killerby James Swanson Follow the trail of John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators as law enforcement tries to locate the assassins of Abraham Lincoln.
Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survivalby Arthur Slade Newton Starker, 14, has a curse: all but one of his ancestors have been killed by a lightning strike. He is careful, very careful. Will he survive?
The Compoundby S.A.Bodeen For six years, fifteen-year-old Eli and his family have lived in an underground shelter after a nuclear attack. Is it safe to come outside? What is the real world like?
Boostby KathyMackel Savvy Christopher is thirteen, over six feet tall, and obsessed with basketball. What happens when steroids are found in her gym bag?
All the Broken Piecesby Ann E. Burg Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin, now living in America, is forced to confront his past.
When the Whistle Blowsby Fran Cannon Slayton Jimmy Cannon’s story is told each year as he celebrates Halloween ~ what happens to this 12-year-old boy in 1943 as he grows?
Flash Burnoutby L. K. Madigan Blake takes a photo of someone he thinks is a street person. The woman, however, turns out to be the drug-addicted mother of his photography partner.
Popby GordanKorman Shortly after moving to a new town, Marcus encounters Charlie, a strange man who is an incredible football player. But there are mysteries about Charlie…
Shiverby Maggie Stiefvater In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf, who has also been watching her.
The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins In the cruel world of Panem, the annual Hunger Games pit young children against one another on national television.
Gamer Girlby Mari Mancusi Struggling to fit in after her parents’ divorce, Maddy forms a manga club at school and falls in love through an online fantasy game.
Funny How Things Changeby Melissa Wyatt Remy is torn. After graduation, does he stay in his sleepy West Virginia town or follow his girlfriend to college in Pennsylvania? Can he go from being an insider to being an outsider?
Flygirlby Sherri L. Smith During WWII, Ida Mae Jones, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Candorby Pam Bachorz For a fee, “model teen” Oscar Banks has been secretly sabotaging the subliminal messages that program the behavior of the residents of Candor. Sound unreal? It is!
If I Stayby Gayle Forman While in a coma following a car accident that left her parents dead, Mia weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Paper Townsby John Green One month before graduating high school, “Q” and Margo go on a midnight adventure and then she mysteriously disappears.
Why should you participate? • You have to read anyway – these are some great books! • The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is the ONLY award determined ONLY by students • We’ll have a PARTY! after you vote!
Created by Stephanie SchwinnMedia SpecialistSligo Middle SchoolSilver Spring, MDPhoto and Teaser Credits:www.Titlewave.com09/01/10