High School Grades 9-12


2023 High School Nutmeg Winner

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Past High School Grades 9-12 Winners

2023: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

2022: Sadie by Courtney Summers

2021: Symptoms of Being Human By Jeff Garvin

2020: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

2019: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

2018:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2017:  I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

2016:  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

2015:  Every Day by David Levithan

2014:  Paper Towns by John Green

Past Nominees and Resources 

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Book Discussion Guides for High School nominees

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Thinglink for High School Nominees (Thanks to Janet Kenney!)