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.
Black Bears (Grades 9-12)
- Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
- I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
- Lovely War by Julie Berry
- One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi