The Land of Enchantment Book Award is designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association and the New Mexico Literacy Association selects four lists of books– Roadrunners (Grades K-3), Coyotes ( Grades 3-5), Lizards (Grades 6-8) and Black Bears (Grades 9-12).
In April, New Mexico youth who have read at least three books from one of these lists vote on their favorite.
Lizards (Grades 6-8)
- I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
- Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
- Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
- Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
- First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez
- Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
- The Seasons of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon