• 2021 Blackcat Award Nominees List


    1. 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola Genre: Biography
    2. Beautiful Land by Nancy Antle Genre: Historical 
    3. Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers Genre: Nonfiction
    4. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling Genre: Realistic
    5. Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer Genre: Science Fiction
    6. Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell Genre: Humor
    7. Mount Rushmore by Thomas S. Owens Genre: Nonfiction
    8. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater Genre: Humor
    9. New Kid by Jerry Craft Genre: Graphic
    10. One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate Genre: Fantasy
    11. Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes Genre: Realistic  
    12. The 7 Wonders of the World! By Melissa Snowden Genre: Nonfiction
    13. The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter Genre: Sports
    14. The Jacket by Andrew Clements Genre: Realistic 
    15. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare Genre: Historical
    16. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale Genre: Fantasy
    17. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander Genre: Nonfiction
    18. Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner Genre: Nonfiction
    19. Where is Area 51? by Paula K Manzanero Genre: Nonfiction
    20. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly Genre: Realistic