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What is the Black-Eyed Susan Book Program?

The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Program is a program sponsored by the Maryland Association of School Librarians. Each year a panel of Maryland school librarians chooses a list of outstanding books that feature teenage protagonists. This year's books  are highlighted in the boxes on both sides of this page. Come to the Library Media Center to borrow this year's books and for more information. To learn more about how the books are chosen go to:


Previous Black-Eyed Susan Winners

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The Naturals - 2016 - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
ISBN: 9781423168317
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
"Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases"--

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Eleanor and Park - 2015 - Rainbow Rowell
ISBN: 9781250012579
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

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The Fault in Our Stars - 2014 - John Green
ISBN: 9780525478812
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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Divergent - 2013 - by Veronica Roth
ISBN: 9780062024022
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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Girl, Stolen- 2012 - by April Henry
ISBN: 9780805090055
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father..

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The Hunger games- 2011 - Suzanne Collins
ISBN: 9780439023481
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

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Unwind - 2010 - Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1416912045
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

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Life As We Knew It - 2009 - Susan Beth Pfeffer
ISBN: 9780152061548
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions

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Twilight - 2008 - Stephenie Meyer
ISBN: 0316015849
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

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My Sister's Keeper - 2007 - Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 0743454537
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenager Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body.

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Full tilt- 2006 - Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 0689803745
When sixteen-year-old Blake goes to a mysterious, by-invitation-only carnival he somehow knows that it could save his comatose brother, but soon learns that much more is at stake if he fails to meet the challenge presented there by the beautiful Cassandra

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Hanging on to Max - 2005 - Margaret Bechard
ISBN: 0689871279
When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone

Highly Illogical Behavior

The Steep & Thorny Way

The Sun is Also a Star

The Serpent King


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