Grades 9-12 Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominees 2020-2021

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
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524720230
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Published: Ember - March 3rd, 2020

Lovely War Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147512970
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2020

One of Us Is Lying Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714680
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017

The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018