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.
Each year, a panel selects 20 nominees for each level (picture books, intermediate, and middle grades). Throughout the year students read the nominees, and then vote for a winner in May. Every student at Carmel Middle School is eligible to participate! Any student who reads 5 or more of the nominees may vote.
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