Milwaukee County has its own teen book award--it's called the Milwaukee County Teen Book Award, or MCTBA. Every year Milwaukee County teens and librarians work together to choose the best books of the year.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Wolf by Wolf imagines a world in which World War II was won by Japan and Nazi Germany. Yael, a death camp survivor with unusal shapeshifting abilities, decides to enter the annual motorcycle race held by the Third Reich and Imperial Japan to commemorate their victory. The race winner is given the opportunity to meet Hitler in person. Yael’s mission is to win the race and kill Hitler.
Carry On By Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here. It's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brenden Kiely
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. This timely tale is told through Rashad and Quinn’s alternating viewpoints.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.