Garden State Teen Book Awards

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Voting for the 2015 GSTBA is open!


Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book title in any one or all three voting categories.

Deadline for voting is December 31, 2014 and winners will be announced in January 2015!

View the printable ballot, current and past annotated lists of nominated titles, and past winners documents here.


Also, check out some great GSTBA promotional tools and ideas.


Thanks to all teens who vote, and to all librarians and teachers who help get the word out about the Garden State Teen Book Awards!



Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Garden State Teen Book Awards!


Cover image for LegendCover image for DivergentCover image for F in exams : the very best totally wrong test answersCover image for How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous

Grades 6-8:       Legend by Marie Lu
Grades 9-12:     Divergent by Veronica Roth
 Nonfiction 6-12: (tie) F in Exams : the very best totally wrong test answers by Richard Benson and How They Croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg 


For further information:


Frequently Asked Questions


GSTBA Nomination Criteria

Nomination Form

GSTBA Timeline

GSTBA Reader Guidelines and Information

Reader Feedback Form (Word document) / Online Feedback Form

Copy of Master List for 2014 discussion meetings

GSTBA Committee Information



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