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

2016-2017 Program

GMBA bookmarks and spine labels are available to libraries and schools. Contact Jennifer Johnson at the Children's Book Exhibit Center with your request.

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
     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 Sharon Colvin.

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The 2015-16 GMBA committee is:

  • Marilee Attley, Brattleboro Union High School
  • Erin Egan, student, Essex Junction
  • Jory Hearst, Green Mountain Union High School
  • Kaelan Heston, student, Sharon Academy High School
  • Stacy Holbrook, Middlebury High School (on leave)
  • Paige Martin, Brooks Memorial Library
  • Sue Monmaney, Montpelier High School
  • Kara Rosenberg, Williamstown Middle/High School
  • Laura Stevenson, Wilmington
  • Rebecca Cook, Poultney Public Library, Chair
  • Sharon Colvin, Youth Services Consultant, Department of Libraries Liaison

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