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Green Mountain Book Award

The 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.

Green Mountain Book Award Committee Website

Find information about this year's nominees, related links, and teaching resources.


Student vote submission forms are now open for the 2023-2024 nomination lists for all youth book awards! Voting closes Sunday, May 26, and the winners will be announced the first week of June.

2024 Green Mountain Book Award Voting Form


2024-2025 Award Year Information and Materials

2024-2025 Green Mountain Book Award Nominee List

  • The Long Run by James Acker
  • Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
  • Where He Can't Find You by Darcy Coates
  • Project Nought by Chelsey Furedi
  • Rez Ball by Byron Graves
  • Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
  • What the River Knows by Isabel Ibanez
  • Guardians: Zhara by S. Jae-Jones
  • Thieves' Gambit by Kayvion Lewis
  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz
  • Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian
  • A Quantum Life by Hakeem Oluseyi and Joshua Horowitz
  • Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
  • Accountable by Dashka Slater
  • Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino

2024-2025 Green Mountain Book Award Nominee List (PDF)

2023-2024 Award Year Information and Materials

2022-2023 Program Information and Materials

Past Nominees and Winners

Green Mountain Book Award Committee

2023-2024 Green Mountain Committee Membership


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
60 Washington St., Suite 2
Barre, VT 05641

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 Committee Chair Brooke Nadzam.

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