The School Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland have selected a shortlist of the best debut YA novels for 2021. You can now vote for your favorites! The shortlists are available below.
- The Deep Blue Between – Ayesha Harruna Attah
- Pet – Akwaeke Emezi
- Here the whole time – Victor Martins
- A Kind of Spark – Elle McNicoll
- All Our Hidden Gifts – Caroline O’Donoghue
- What Beauty There Is – Cory Anderson
- Guard Your Heart – Sue Divin
- The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna
- The Henna Wars – Adiba Jaigirdar
- Boys Don’t Cry – Fiona Scarlett
Read as many books on the shortlist as you can! Once read, share your thoughts using the #GRAIrl on social media. To vote for your favorites, visit www.greatreadsaward.com/rate-your-book/.
The winners of the Junior and Senior categories will be announced in February 2022.
The school which submits the most ratings will also be in with a chance to win a prize! If you would like to take part as a group or class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.