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YRCA 2021 Nominees


  1. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (CDN)
  2. The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
  3. Granted by John David Anderson
  4. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  5. Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
  6. Wings of Fire. The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland ; adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky (Graphic Novel)
  7. Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson
  8. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel (CDN)


  1. Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
  2. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
  3. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund (CDN)
  4. TBH: This is SO Awkward by Lisa Greenwald
  5. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  6. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  7. Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  8. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


  1. Sadie by Courtney Summers (CDN)
  2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  3. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  5. I am Still Alive by Kate Marshall (CDN)
  6. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
  7. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
  8. Dry by Neal Shusterman