BlackEyed Susan Award honors
outstanding books, chosen annually by Maryland students. The purpose of this award is to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. The books selected to be placed on the list are expected to broaden the human experience and to provide accurate, factual information. Most titles are fiction but a number are nonfiction. The FHS Library has multiple copies of most of these books and they may be borrowed for the summer.
2007-2008 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominees for High School Nominees Alphin, Elaine Marie The Perfect Shot Cole, Stephen Thieves Like Us Dessen, Sarah Just Listen: A Novel Draper, Sharon M. Copper Sun Hautman, Pete Invisible Johnson, Maureen 13 Little Blue Envelopes Klass, David Dark Angel Levitin, Sonia The Goodness Gene Meyer, Stephanie Twilight Westerfield, Scott Uglies 2006-2007 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominees for High School Winner Picoult, Jodi My Sister's Keeper Nominees Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia Hawksong Bradley, Alex 24 Girls in 7 Days Chotjewitz, David Daniel Half Human and the Good Nazi Giles, Gail Dead Girls Don't Write Letters Perkins, Mitali Monsoon Summer Simmons, Michael Pool Boy Stratton, Allan Chanda's Secrets Wittlinger, Ellen Heart on My Sleeve Woods, Brenda Emako Blue 2005-2006 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominees for High School Winner Shusterman, Neil Full Tilt Nominees Crist-Evans, Craig Amaryllis Giles, Gail Shattering Glass Hoffman, Mary Stravaganza: City of Masks Mackler, Carolyn The Earth, My Butt & Other Big Round Things Peck, Richard The River between Us Prose, Francine After Schreiber, Ellen Vampire Kisses
Trueman, Terry Welin, Nancy
Inside Out Double Helix
2004-2005 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominees for High School Winner Bechard, Margaret Hanging on to Max Nominees Auch, Mary Jane Ashes of Roses Coleman, Evelyn Born in Sin Elliott, Laura Under a War-Torn Sky Halam, Ann Dr. Franklin's Island Klass, David Home of the Braves Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob Oates, Joyce Carol Big Mouth & Ugly Girl Rottman, S. L. Stetson Wild, Margaret Jinx Wilhelm, Kate Desperate Measures 2003-2004 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner & Nominees for High School Winner Flinn, Alex Breathing Underwater Nominees Brooks, Bruce All that Remains Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade Tingle, Rebecca Edge on the Sword Zusak, Markus Fighting Ruben Wolfe Tashin, Janet Gospel According to Larry Nix, Garth Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr Bell, Hilari Matter of Profit Ferris, Jean Of Sound Mind Cormier, Robert Rag and Bone Shop 2002-2003 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner & Nominees for High School Winner Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Nominees Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak Crutcher, Chris Whale Talk Dessen, Sarah Dreamland Konigsburg, E. L. Silent to the Bone Plum-Ucci, Carol The Body of Christopher Creed Schwartz, Virginia Send One Angel Down Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl Trueman, Terry Stuck in Neutral Winick Pedro and Me 2001-2002 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner & Nominees for High School Winner Woodson, Jacqueline If You Come Softly Nominees Brooks, Martha Being with Henry Card, Orson Scott Ender's Shadow Deuker, Carl Night Night Hoops
Fraustino, Lisa, ed. Howe, Norma Opdyke, Irene Qualey, Marsha Randle, Kristen Wittlinger, Ellen
Dirty Laundry Adventures of Blue Avenger In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer Close to a Killer Breaking Rank Hard Love
2000-2001 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Winners & Nominees for High School Winners Dessan, Sarah Someone Like You Werlin, Nancy The Killer’s Cousin Nominees Bauer, Joan Rules of the Road Carter, Alden Bull Catcher Cormier, Robert Heroes Fleischman, Paul Whirligig Gilstrap, John At All Costs Koontz, Dean Fear Nothing Myers, Walter Dean Monster Thomas, Rob Slave Day 1999-2000 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner & Nominees for High School Winner Klass, David Danger Zone Nominees Chambers, Veronica Mama's Girl Haddix, Margaret Leaving Fishers Glenn, Mel The Taking of Room 114; A Hostage Drama in Poems Klause, Annette Curtios Blood and Chocolate Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air McDonald, Joyce Swallowing Stones Paulsen, Gary Soldier’s Heart Pausewang, Gudrun The Final Journey Thomas, Rob Rats Saw God
Additional reading lists of recommended books are available in the Franklin High School Library.