And the nominees are . . .


After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay (Sports Fiction)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Fantasy)

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Realistic Fiction)

Devils Within by S.F. Henson (Realistic Fiction)

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Horror)

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway (Realistic Fiction)

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (Realistic Fiction)

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (Realistic Fiction)

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall (Adventure)

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan (Fantasy)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James (Science Fiction)

Mary's Monster by Lita Judge (Nonfiction)

Now is Everything by Amy Giles (Realistic Fiction)

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda (Science Fiction)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Realistic Fiction)

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (Graphic Novel)

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Adventure)

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding (Realistic Fiction)

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (Mystery)

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo (Realistic Fiction)