Gateway Nominees 2020-21

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 *Book summaries were taken from Springfield-Greene County library district webpage unless otherwise noted.

Camp ValorCamp Valor
by  Scott McEwen

Fourteen-year-old Wyatt avoids a prison sentence by agreeing to spend three months in a secret government training camp for teenage agents, but when enemies try to root out Camp Valor's secrets, Wyatt and his friends have to put their training into practice to protect their country.

A Heart in a Body in the WorldA Heart in a Body in the World
by  Deb Caletti

Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, Annabelle, eighteen, runs from Seattle to Washington, D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma.

 After the Shot DropsAfter the Shot Drops
by  Randy Ribay

Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.

 Dread NationDread Nation
by  Justina Ireland

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

by Neal Shusterman

A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.

Flight Season Flight Season
by  Marie F. Marquardt

Vivi, a college student attempting to complete an internship, TJ, a nursing student, and Angel, a patient with heart disease, all find their lives intersecting at a university hospital during one summer that could change their lives forever.

 Hey, KiddoHey, Kiddo
by  Jarrett Krosoczka

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along-- Provided by publisher.

 Little White LiesLittle White Lies
by Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Barnes

Eighteen-year-old Sawyer accepts her estranged grandmother's bribe to live with her for a year, participate in the debutante season and ball, and possibly meet the father she has never known.

 Monday's Not ComingMonday's Not Coming
by  Tiffany D Jackson

When her friend Monday Charles goes missing and Monday's mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her disappearance.

 Neanderthal Opens the Door to the UniverseNeanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
by  Preston Norton

Nearly a year after his brother's suicide, sixteen-year-old Cliff Neanderthal Hubbard gets recruited to make life better at Happy Valley High by the school's quarterback, who claims he had a vision from God.

Someone I Used to KnowSomeone I Used to Know
Patty Blount

Two years after she was raped, Ashley, now a high school junior and still struggling with everyday life, sees her family falling apart. Includes resources about sexualized violence and rape culture. ________ Ages 14 and up.


 The Book of EssieThe Book of Essie
by  Meghan MacLean Weir

[A] novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

 The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince
by Holly Black

Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

 The Poet XThe Poet X
by  Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

 The UnfortunatesThe Unfortunates
by  Kim Liggett

After getting away with murder, Grant Tavish plans his own form of justice, but before he can act upon it a cave system collapse traps him and four other teenagers miles below the surface, where they soon discover that they aren't alone. ________ A Tom Doherty Associates book.

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