Black-Eyed Susan Reading Project & Party 

Do you like to read?  Do you like pizza parties?  Well then the Black-Eyed Susan Reading Project is for you!  Every year, librarians from across the state of Maryland select the very best books for kids and young adults.  They nominate these books for the Black-Eyed Susan Award.  TPMS students who read at least 3 Black-Eyed Susan nominated books and submit a project about 1 book will be invited to the party in the spring.

See Ms. Phelan in the Media Center for more information.

2018 - 2019 BES Project Directions and Tally Sheet

Email your project to Ms. Phelan at

2018 - 2019 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees 

Click on the titles to watch book trailer previews.

4 – 6 Nominees

6 – 9 Nominees

High School Nominees


 Katherine Applegate



 John David Anderson


 The Rains

 Gregg Hurwitz


 The Safest Lie

 Angela Cerrito

Greetings from Witness Protection

 Jake Burt

 Grendel's Guide to Love and War

 A.E. Kaplan


 Amina's Voice 

 Hena Khan

 The Only Road

 Alexandra Diaz


 Dreamland Burning 

 Jennifer Latham


 Me and Marvin Gardens

 Amy King

 Projekt 1065 

 Alan Gratz

 The Radius of Us

 Marie Marquardt

 A Long Pitch Home 

 Natalie Dias Lorenzi 


 Alan Gratz

 One of Us Is Lying

 Karen McManus



 Chester and Gus

 Cammie McGovern


 Pete Hautman

 The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

 Kate Moore


 An Eagle in the Snow 

 Michael Morpurgo



 Gordon Korman

 Sleeping Giants 

 Sylvain Neuvel


 The Someday Birds 

 Sally Pla


 Up from the Sea 

 Leza Lowitz


 As You Wish

 Chelsea Sedoti

 Stef Soto, Taco Queen

 Jennifer Torres

 The Evil Wizard of Smallbone

 Delia Sherman

 Piecing Me Together 

 Renee Watson


 Clayton Byrd Goes Underground 

 Rita Williams-Garcia


Beyond the Bright Sea 

 Lauren Wolk


 Goodbye Days 

 Jeff Zentner







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