Monday, May 9, 2011

Nerds Heart YA - Short List 2011

Woo-hoo! They just announced the Nerds Heart YA Short list! Nerds Heart YA is a battle of the books contest where the books have special qualities and were published in 2010.

Books could be nominated if  they had characters in at least one category:
  • Persons of Color
  • GLBT
  • Disability
  • Mental illness
  • Religious lifestyle
  • Lower socioeconomic status
  • Plus-size
Nerds Heart YA 2011 Short List
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend - Emily Horner
Abe in Arms - Pegi Dietz Shea
Bamboo People - Mitali Perkins
Bleeding Violet - Dia Reeves
Dark Water - Laura McNeal
Dirty Little Secrets - CJ Omololu
Efrain’s Secret - Sofia Quintero
Eighth Grade Superzero - Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden
Five Flavors of Dumb - Antony John
How I Made it to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story - Tracy White
Invisible Girl - Mary Hanlon Stone
Jumpstart the World - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Last Summer of the Death Warriors - Francisco Stork
Mindblind - Jennifer Roy
Paper Daughter - Jeannette Ingold
Premiere - Melody Carlson
Pull - B. A. Binns
Stargazer - Von Allan
Stringz - Michael Wenberg
Summer Song - Louise Blaydon
Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
Teenie - Christopher Grant
Tell Us We’re Home - Marina Budhos
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin - Josh Berk
The End:  Five Queer Kids Save the World - Nora Olsen
The Kid Table - Andrea Seigel
The Red Umbrella - Christina Gonzalez
Toads and Diamonds - Heather Tomlinson
What My Momma Left Me - Renee Watson
When The Stars Go Blue – Caridad Ferrer
Where the Truth Lies - Jessica Warman

Wow, although I've read some of these titles, I've got a ways to go.  How many have you read?

Oh yeah, did I mention I'm a judge in Round 1???!!!
Look for a discussion between between me and Deborah from Books, Movies and Chinese Food sometime in June!!


  1. I'm sad to say that I haven't read any of these books yet. That will change this summer when I have more time to read.

  2. well i'm glad to see that the three books that i have read you have also! (premiere, bamboo people, paper daughter) no wonder why they stuck us together :)

  3. I've read Dirty Little Secrets. Trying to get around to reading Bamboo People, but have a stack on top of that.


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