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Great Reading Ideas for Young Adults

Soaring Eagle Book Award for Young Adults (grades 7-12)

The Soaring Eagle Book Award will provide the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 7-12 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 7-12: · Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors · Become aware of the qualities that make a good book · Choose the best rather than the mediocre · Set a goal to read at least three good books · To honor an author whose books Wyoming students.

2015-2016 Soaring Eagle Winners

Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up
Laura Hillenbrand:
 Unbroken: an Olympian’s
Journey from Airman
to Castaway to Captive
Sarah Maas:
Throne of Glass
Mike Mullin: 
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2016-2017 Soaring Eagle Nominees:

Leigh Bardugo:
Six of Crows
M.G. Buehrlen:
57 Lives of Alex Wayfare
Alan Gratz:
 Code of Honor
Shaun Hutchinson, et al.:
Violent Endst
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Curtis Jobling:
 Rise of the Wolf
Jason Reynolds:
All American Boys
Laura Ruby:
 Bone Gap
Ruta Sepetys:
Salt to the Sea
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Nicole Yoon:Everything, Everything
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AND… For even more ideas, do a Google search with “great books for young adults”  and you will find a link to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Best Books for Young Adults!

If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, please check with us and we can probably get it for you from another library!  Or, we may be able to order it for our library and add it to our collection.  (We love to get suggestions from you for books to order!)