Volunteer State Book Award
Co-chair: Missy Dillingham, Brentwood Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Committee Chair: Pat Shaffer, Nashville Public Library
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 deadline for this year's voting is May 1. The ballots will uploaded in the spring of 2014. 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.
And the winners are. . .
The Volunteer State Book Award committee is proud to announce the results of the ballots submitted for the 2012-2013 year.
Some races were very close. There were times while counting the ballots that other titles were ahead in the count, and we felt that title would be the final winner. However, after every vote was tallied, these titles are the ones that proved to be the winners as voted by the students across Tennessee.
We are so glad for the participation in the program and hope that we have even more ballots to count next year!
Nubs by Major Brian Dennis, with Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Middle School Division:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
High School Division:
Matched by Ally Condie
VSBA 2013-2014 Ballots
VSBA PowerPoints in .pptx format:
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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.