#CYBILS2023 Recommendations from Tanita S. Davis

Uh, huh. THAT Tanita Davis. Author of MARE’S WAR, her NAACP Image Award-nominated and Coretta Scott King Award-winning young adult novel. She’s also a long-time member of the CYBILS Awards board, helping us continue our work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach.

Introducing: Tanita S. Davis, Board Secretary

Tanita describes herself as being an asocial hermit, who, like most of us reading this blog, would rather be somewhere reading a book than anywhere else.

Although her Wiki page says she “writes young adult novels,” most of of her eight published books are solidly middle-grade … as are the books she hopes will be nominated this fall.


Tanita’s Middle-Grade Fiction Picks

NOTE: FRIZZY is eligible in the Elementary/Middle-Grade Graphic Novels category. The next three books are eligible in the Middle-Grade Fiction category.

Got Recommendations?

We’d love to know about them! We’re not using the padlet Idea Boards this year. Instead, we’re gathering readers’ recommendations and ideas via Goodreads. Here’s how you recommend a book. [desktop, IOS, Android]

Check out our Eligible in ’23 Idea Board on Goodreads.