Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program

pa young reader's choice awards display

Announcing the start of the 2009-10 school year Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program at Hopewell HS!

What is the PA Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program?
The program is sponsored by the PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarians Association) with the purpose of promoting the reading of quality books by young people in PA. Participations is open to all students who are attending public or private schools or are enrolled in a certified home study program in grades K-12.

How do I participate?
Read or listen to at least 3 books from the list by March 1, 2010.

Then what?
Then you will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite book.  Voting will occur March 1-12 (the first 2 weeks of March).  Stop in the library during those 2 weeks to pick up a ballot.   Votes will then be totaled and sent in for our school.  Once all the votes are in and PSLA announces the winner, it will on display physically in the library and posted here on the blog.

All of the PA Young Reader’s Choice books are on a permanent display in the library.  The display is on the very end of the fiction section closest to the windows at the front of the library.  Each book has a space labeled so you know when that books is in or out.  You will also find a yellow pamphlet there explaining more info about the program as well as a bookmark with checklist of all the books.

Here are the book selections for this year:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

They Came from Below, by Nelson Blake

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Deadline, by Chris Crutcher

Paper Towns, by John Green

The Juvie Three, by Gordon Korman

The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

Sunrise Over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers

The Adorations of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson

Adventures of Jonny Bunko, by Daniel H. Pink

Unwind, by Neal Shusterman

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, by James Swanson

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Previous Winners:

2005-06
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares

2006-07
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

2007-08
Dairy Queen, by Catherine Murcock

2008-09
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer

More questions?  Ask Mrs. Busch in the library, or send her an e-mail at buschb@hopewell.k12.pa.us.
Happy Reading!

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