Gateway Readers Award 2010/2011 Nominees
What is the Gateway Readers Award? Each year, a committee within the Missouri Association of School Librarians creates a list of 15 new books that are of interest to high school students. High school students in Missouri who read at least three of the 15 nominated books can vote for their favorite in March. The book which receives the most votes in state-wide voting is declared that year's winner! Previous winners include Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2008), Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (2009), and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (2010). View other Gateway nominees:2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
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The 2010/2011 Nominees:
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Brief descriptions of each nominee:
The Compound, S.A. Bodeen: Fifteen-year-old Eli, locked inside a radiation-proof compound built by his father to keep them safe following a nuclear attack, begins to question his future, as well as his father's grip on sanity as the family's situation steadily disintegrates over the course of six years. View a 60 second book video trailer for The Compound
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret, all-male society at her exclusive prep school, and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever. View a 60 second boook video trailer for Disreputable History.
Good Enough, Paula Yoo A teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions. View a 60 second book video trailer for Good Enough
Graceling, Kristin Cashore In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. View the publisher's 90 second book trailer for Graceling.
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. View a 60 second book trailer video for Hunger Games.
The Juvie Three, Gordon Korman Gecko, Arjay, and Terence, all in trouble with the law, must find a way to keep their halfway house open in order to stay out of jail. View a 60 second book video trailer for The Juvie Three
Lock & Key, Sarah Dessen When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others. View a 60 second book video trialer for Lock & Key.
The Musician's Daughter, Susanne Dunlap In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn's orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp. View a 60 second book video trailer for The Musician's Daughter
Paper Towns, John Green One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. View a 60 second book video trailer for Paper Towns
Playing With Matches, Brian Katcher Desperate to improve his standing with the girls at Zummer High, Leon Sanders--a junior--seems to be making headway with his long-time crush Amy Green, but when he starts to get to know a social pariah named Melody Sanders, Leon begins to see beyond Melody's disfigurement. View a 60 second video book trailer for Playing with Matches.
Shift, Jennifer Bradbury When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened. 60 second Video Trailer for Shift
Stealing Heaven, Elizabeth Scott Eighteen-year-old Danielle grew up learning how to steal from her mother, and the two have spent their lives traveling around and targeting wealthy homes, but in the beach town of Heaven, when Dani realizes her new friend's home is actually her next target and her potential boyfriend is a police officer, she must try to hide her true identity. 60 second Video Trailer for Stealing Heaven.
Sweethearts, Sara Zarr Jennifer Harris, years after being the tormented outsider on the playground, has reinvented herself into Jenna Vaughn, a popular girl with what seems to be the perfect life, but when a childhood friend re-enters her life, she is forced to confront the most traumatic event of her past and question who she really is 60 second Video Trailer for Sweethearts.
Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter Ashley Rhodes-Courter provides an account of her life, focusing on the nine years she spent in Florida's foster care system after being removed from her mother at the age of three, and explaining how her life changed after she was adopted. Watch a 60 second video trailer for Three Little Words.Wake, Lisa McMann Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power. Watch a 60 second video trailer for Wake.
Graceling video produced by the publisher, located at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7jwHLDpxFM
See past Gateway winners at the MASL Website.