Gateway Readers Award

Given by Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL)

197 Works / 229 Items 648,265 Books 30,248 Reviews ½ 3.9
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Because reading is the gateway to knowledge and lifelong learning, because the teen years are the gateway to adulthood, and because Missouri was the Gateway to the West, the show more Gateway Readers Award is for authors of books chosen by high school students in Missouri.Librarians serving young adults in school and public libraries recognize the need for books written for this audience. We know the quality of this writing is imperative so that as adults our patrons will continue to seek knowledge and recreation through well-written books.

The goals of the Gateway Readers Award are the following:

To encourage Missouri young adults in grades nine through twelve to select and read quality literature that appeals to their needs, interests and reading levels.
To recognize and honor outstanding works in young adult literature.
To develop a cooperative relationship among schools, libraries and teens.
To encourage the development of school and public library services to teens.
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All, Winner (48), Nominee (181)
All, 2024 (15), 2023 (16), 2022 (16), 2021 (16), 2020 (16), 2019 (16), 2017-2018 (3), 2018 (16), 2016-2017 (2), 2017 (15), 2016 (15), 2015-2016 (15), 2015 (15), 2014-2015 (3), 2014 (15), 2013-2014 (3), 2012-2013 (4), 2011-2012 (3), 2010-2011 (3), 2009-2010 (3), 2008-2009 (3), 2007-2008 (3), 2006-2007 (4), 2005-2006 (3), 2004-2005 (3), 2003-2004 (3)

Winner 48

WorkCategoryOrder LabelYear
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2023
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis2022
The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett2021
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas2020
Scythe by Neal Shusterman2019
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon1st Place2017-2018
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven2nd Place2017-2018
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo3rd Place2017-2018
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel1st Place2016-2017
Some Boys by Patty Blount2nd Place2016-2017
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey1st Place2015-2016
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green1st Place2014-2015
Croak by Gina Damico2nd Place2014-2015
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks3rd Place2014-2015
Divergent by Veronica Roth1st Place2013-2014
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake2nd Place2013-2014
Ashfall by Mike Mullin3rd Place2013-2014
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry1st Place2012-2013
Matched by Ally Condie2nd Place2012-2013
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles2nd Place2012-2013
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver3rd Place2012-2013
Hate List by Jennifer Brown1st Place2011-2012
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater2nd Place2011-2012
If I Stay by Gayle Forman3rd Place2011-2012
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins1st Place2010-2011
Graceling by Kristin Cashore2nd Place2010-2011
Wake by Lisa McMann3rd Place2010-2011
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher1st Place2009-2010
Unwind by Neal Shusterman2nd Place2009-2010
Beastly by Alex Flinn3rd Place2009-2010
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen1st Place2008-2009
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer2nd Place2008-2009
What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles3rd Place2008-2009
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer1st Place2007-2008
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1) by James Patterson2nd Place2007-2008
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld3rd Place2007-2008
Crank by Ellen Hopkins1st Place2006-2007
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult2nd Place2006-2007
Jude by Kate Morgenroth3rd Place2006-2007
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAdult Division1st Place2005-2006
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniYoung Adult Division1st Place2005-2006
Bottled Up by Jaye Murray3rd Place2005-2006
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold1st Place2004-2005
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen2nd Place2004-2005
Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard3rd Place2004-2005
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares1st Place2003-2004
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn2nd Place2003-2004
I Am Morgan le Fay by Nancy Springer3rd Place2003-2004

Nominee 181

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson2024
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron2024
Lore by Alexandra Bracken2024
The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis2024
Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos2024
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons2024
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow2024
The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison2024
Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller2024
We Can Be Heroes by Kyrie McCauley2024
The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis2024
Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck2024
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas2024
Fadeaway by E.B. Vickers2024
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner2024
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo2023
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi2023
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2023
Golden Arm by Carl Deuker2023
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda2023
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson2023
Girl on the Run (Underlined Paperbacks) by Abigail Johnson2023
This Is My America by Kim Johnson2023
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo2023
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord2023
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley2023
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis2023
Jane Anonymous: A Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz2023
Fable by Adrienne Young2023
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi2023
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo2022
Internment by Samira Ahmed2022
The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2022
I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson2022
The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer2022
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes2022
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett2022
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis2022
SLAY by Brittney Morris2022
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda2022
Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton2022
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe2022
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay2022
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith2022
The Escape of Light by Fred Venturini2022
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo2021
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2021
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black2021
Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount2021
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti2021
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland2021
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson2021
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka2021
The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett2021
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt2021
Camp Valor (The Camp Valor Series) by Scott McEwen2021
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton2021
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay2021
Dry by Neal Shusterman2021
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir2021
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway2020
Invictus by Ryan Graudin2020
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray2020
Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton2020
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham2020
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord2020
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu2020
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus2020
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck2020
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen2020
A List of Cages by Robin Roe2020
Dear Martin by Nic Stone2020
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas2020
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia2020
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner2020
The Memory Book by Lara Avery2019
Nemesis by Anna Banks2019
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake2019
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum2019
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin2019
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand2019
When We Collided by Emery Lord2019
Heartless by Marissa Meyer2019
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven2019
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys2019
Scythe by Neal Shusterman2019
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton2019
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson2019
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon2019
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner2019
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams2018
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo2018
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway2018
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher2018
Losers Take All by David Klass2018
This Raging Light by Estelle Laure2018
Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee2018
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee2018
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis2018
Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers2018
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven2018
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider2018
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir2018
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon2018
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon2018
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia2018
Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout2017
Some Boys by Patty Blount2017
Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley2017
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown2017
Red Rising by Pierce Brown2017
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel2017
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart2017
The Young Elites by Marie Lu2017
Made For You by Melissa Marr2017
Nil (Nil Series) by Lynne Matson2017
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson2017
Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan2017
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller2017
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson2017
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski2017
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2016
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2015-2016
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry2016
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry2015-2016
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown2015-2016
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown2016
The Rules for Disappearing (Rules, The) by Ashley Elston2016
The Rules for Disappearing (Rules, The) by Ashley Elston2015-2016
Proxy by Alex London2016
Proxy by Alex London2015-2016
Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader2015-2016
Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader2016
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell2016
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell2015-2016
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson2016
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson2015-2016
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys2016
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys2015-2016
Winger by Andrew Smith2016
Winger by Andrew Smith2015-2016
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill2016
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill2015-2016
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters2015-2016
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters2016
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey2016
The Program by Suzanne Young2016
The Program by Suzanne Young2015-2016
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff2015-2016
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff2016
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks2015
Croak by Gina Damico2015
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller2015
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon2015
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green2015
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin2015
The Night She Disappeared by April Henry2015
Every Day by David Levithan2015
Revived by Cat Patrick2015
Starters by Lissa Price2015
Trafficked by Kim Purcell2015
Boy21 by Matthew Quick2015
Dark Eyes by William Richter2015
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons2015
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf2015
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick2014
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake2014
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown2014
Shelter by Harlan Coben2014
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King2014
Ashfall by Mike Mullin2014
Shine by Lauren Myracle2014
Delirium by Lauren Oliver2014
Divergent by Veronica Roth2014
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber2014
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys2014
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan2014
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor2014
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder2014
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin2014
A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins2006-2007


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