Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Nominees – 2021-2022

Author Last NameAuthor First NameBook Title
BlakeAshley HerringIvy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
BrownPeterThe Wild Robot (Book 1)
CalejoRyanCharlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows (Book 1)
CartayaPabloMarcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
CervantesJ.C.The Storm Runner (Book 1)
ClarkeCatThe Pants Project
GettenKereenWhen Life Gives You Mangos
HudsonWade and Cheryl WillisThe Talk : Conversations about Race, Love & Truth
JacksonTom Jackson and Cristina GuitianWhat's the Issue: Climate Change (Book 3)
JameisonVictoria Jameison and Omar MohamedWhen the Stars Scattered
KhanHenaZayd Saleem Chasing the Dream: Power Forward; On Point: Bounce Back
LaMotteLilyMeasuring Up
LinCindyThe Twelve
MedinaMegMerci Suarez Changes Gears
MerianoAnnLove, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble ( Book 1)
OstertagMolly KnoxThe Witch Boy
PaquetteAmmi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann ThompsonTwo Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive
PattersonJames Patterson and Kwame AlexanderBecoming Muhammad AliJames
PontiJamesCity Spies
RodkeyGeoffWe're Not From Here
SloanHolly Goldberg Sloan and Meg WolitzerTo: Night Owl From: Dogfish
StoneNicClean Getaway
WargaJasmineOther Words for Home
Weeks and VaradarajanSave Me a Seat
Massachusetts Children's Book Award honors books that promote reading for pleasure among students in grades four through six. The Massachusetts Children's Book Award is sponsored by Salem State University