1. The book must be available in paperback as of Feb. 1 of the selection year. However, up to two titles total available in hardcover only may be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.
2. The author must be living in North America, and any one author may not have works included on the final list in 2 consecutive years.
3. The books must be fiction and cannot be classified as picture book, and the target readers should be grades 3-8.
4. The copyright of a title must be within the last 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019).
Please limit submissions to 10 titles in a single selection year.