Volunteer State Book Award


Co-chairs:
Scot Smith, Oak Ridge Schools: ssmith40@utk.edu
Jeanine Akers, St. Mary's School: jakers@stmarysschool.org
Amy Dye-Reeves, Jefferson County Schools: amydyereeves@gmail.com     

Primary Committee Chair: Pat Shaffer, Nashville Public Library
Intermediate Chair:
Jamie Bevins, Knox County Schools jbevins.tasl@gmail.com
Young Adult Chair:
Karla Keesecker, Unicoi County Schools: keeseckerk@unicoischools.com

The Volunteer State Book Award is sponsored annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. Each year, children across Tennessee are asked to read books from a list of nominated titles.  The Volunteer State Book Award has four divisions--Primary (K-2nd Grade), Intermediate (Grades 3rd-5th), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).  In the spring, those students who have read or listened to at least three of the titles from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite titles. These votes are tabulated and sent to the state organization. The book with the most votes statewide wins the award. The author of the book receives a plaque and is invited to Tennessee to receive the award.

The ballots for the 2015-2016 Volunteer State Book Award are now available. Please scroll down on this page to access the ballots. You may submit the ballots online or download them and mail them to Jeanine Akers at the address listed on the ballots. The ballots are due on Monday, May 2, 2016.

2015-2016 VSBA Ballots

Click on the following links to access the online ballots:

Primary
Intermediate
Middle School
High School

 

If you would prefer a mail-in ballot, download them here:

Primary Mail-in Ballot
Intermediate Mail-in Ballot
Middle School Mail-in Ballot
High School Mail-in Ballot

Nominees

2015-2016 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee List
2016-2017 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee List

Resources



VSBA PowerPoints in PDF format:

Primary

Intermediate

Middle

High

VSBA PowerPoints in PPT format:

Primary

Intermediate

Middle

High

Goodreads

The Volunteer State Book Award nominees can be found at goodreads.com. After you register, search for Volunteer State Book Awards. You can rate and comment on the books, participate in discussions, and connect with other readers.


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