Green Mountain Book Award

Green Mountain Book award logoThe Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA), initiated in 2005, is a reader's choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 - 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. It is recommended that students read at least three of the year's 15 nominated titles before voting in the spring.

2016-2017 Program / Past Nominees and Winners / Additional Resources / Publisher Submission Guidelines / Committee

The winner of the 2017 Green Mountain Book Award is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli!

2017-2018 Program

Past Nominees and Winners

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Additional Resources

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Publisher Submission Guidelines


Books to be considered by the GMBA Committee can be submitted by publishers. Five copies of each title, which will be circulated to committee members, should be sent to:


GMBA Committee

c/o Vermont Department of Libraries

109 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05609


Books published in the current calendar year may be sent at any time during the year. However, sending books as soon as feasible makes it possible to give all books more careful consideration.

The committee reviews books from June - December of each year.  In order to be considered, books must be received by the end of the calendar year in which they were published.

Publishers are invited to submit books that meet the following criteria:

  • The book must have been published in the current calendar year. Reprints and compilations previously copyrighted are not eligible.
  • Sequels are rarely considered.  Please do not send sequels unless we specifically request a title.
  • The book must be original or, if traditional in origin, the result of individual research. The retelling and reinterpretation must be the writer's own.
  • All forms of writing are eligible for consideration – fiction, non-fiction, short stories, graphic novels and poetry.
  • Books written by a previous recipient of the GMBA Award may be considered at the discretion of the committee.
  • Books should have teens as their intended audience and be appropriate for teens in grades nine through twelve.

Questions may be addressed to Youth Services Consultant Cass Mabbott.

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The 2016-17 GMBA committee is:

  • Jory Hearst, VICE CHAIR, Vermont Commons School
  • Kaelan Heston, student, Sharon Academy High School
  • Haley Kerin, student, Spaulding High School
  • Paige Martin, SECRETARY, Brooks Memorial Library
  • Kari Meutsch, Phoenix Books
  • Kelsey Psaute, Burnham Memorial Library
  • Kara Rosenberg, CHAIR, Williamstown Middle/High School
  • Laura Stevenson, Wilmington (retired)
  • Mya Violette, Spaulding High School

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