Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of a Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio, illus by Javaka Steptoe ( Cybils nominee)
Me, Frida by Amy Novesky illus. by David Diaz
There are no Scary Wolves by Hyewon Yum
Soup Day by Melissa Iwai
Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
Fort Mose by Glennette Tilley Turner
Condoleezza Rice : A Memoir of Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (Cybils Nominee) The author's guest post @ Carol H. Rasco's RIF blog
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden. I have Edi to thank for this one
Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader - Author Mitali Perkins chats with Jessica Leader -(Cybils Nominee)
Meanicures by Catherine Clark - This looks like it could be some serious click lit fun. I really enjoy Clark's work, so I am putting this one on my list.
Drama High:Pushin by L. Divine
All of these books have been released prior to Oct. 15 and are eligible nominees for the Cybils. Anyone and everyone has until Oct 15, 12am to vote (one book per category) . So if you've read and loved any titles including the ones feature here, please go vote
For YA, I went with Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson. Any author who puts that much emotion into 128 pages gets my nod.
I have my fingers crossed someone will nominate Good Fortune by Noni Carter for the YA catergory. Its a great debut.
I am little shocked that Compromised by Ayarbe hasn't been nominated for the YA catergory yet. It one of the best YA books out this year.