Check out the books nominated for the Indiana middle school and high school awards!
Young Hoosier Book Award (Middle School)
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The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing reading experiences for Indiana school children.
Eliot Rosewater Award (High School)
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New Washington Middle-High School participates annually with other high schools in the state to vote for the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award. Students who choose to participate read at least one book from the list of nominees and cast their votes in the spring. All books are labeled with a gold nominee label at the bottom of the spine — current nominees also have a green “Voting” label. They are located on top of the shelves by the middle school computer lab. See Mrs. Sceifers or a library media student for details on how to vote!
Eliot Rosewater is a recurring fictional character in Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, including God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Vonnegut is a famous Hoosier author who grew up in Indianapolis. This award was named to honor him and all Indiana writers. The award is often referred to as the “Rosie Award” or “Rosie..”