Book Creator

Gateway Books 2023-2024

by FZS Library

Pages 4 and 5 of 20

2022-2023
The purpose of this book is to learn more about the 2023-2024 Gateway Nominees. These nominees span a variety of genres and interest levels. For each title, we have print copies available in the library and eBooks and audiobooks available on Sora.

Want to read one of this year's Gateway Nominees?

On each page, you will see the icons below.

1) Place a hold on a print copy of the book by clicking on the Destiny Discover icon.
2) Click on the Sora icon to check out an eBook or audiobook version. You will need to log into your Sora account.
3) Several of the titles are also on Hoopla. Click on this icon if you want an eBook and/or audiobook. Use this option if the copies on Sora are unavailable since Hoopla has unlimited copies. You will need to log in with your St. Charles City-County credentials.
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Tips for Reading the Book
1) You can listen to all the text within the book. See the screenshot. Click the gear icon in the top right corner to adjust your preferences. Then under "Read to Me", click on "Read Words". If you have another langauge setting on your Chromebook, it will show up as an option when listening to this book.

2) When you click on the megaphone icon, you can listen to an excerpt of the audiobook. You also can read the transcript. Adjust the audiobook transcript settings by changing from light to dark mode, if you prefer.
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Fantasy
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A teenage blacksmith with social anxiety is forced to go on the run to protect the world from the most powerful magical sword she's ever made.
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Realistic
Fiction
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A gang leader's son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one's brutal murder.
Realistic Fiction
Romance
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While his friends prepare for college, Oscar decides his future is working with his grandfather on their food truck Hej Hej!, but when Oscar unexpectedly gets his first taste of adulthood he realizes his plans may be half-baked.
Dystopian
Humor
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Six disgruntled teens are forced to spend their winter break at fat camp during Flagstaff, Arizona's worst blizzard in a century, only to find that Camp Featherlite is even worse than expected because it is crawling with genetically-modified monsters.
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Realistic Fiction
Mystery
Sports
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At 8:53 pm, thousands of people watched as Jake Foster secured the state title for his basketball team with his signature fadeaway shot. But by the next morning, he's disappeared without a trace and nobody has any idea where he is.
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Realistic Fiction
Romance
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Attending an elite prep school in Connecticut on a scholarship with his best friend (and secret love), science genius Delaney Doyle, sixteen-year-old Cash Pruitt, from a small town in East Tennessee, struggles with emotional pain and loss until his English teacher suggests writing poetry.
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