Rosewater Book Award

The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 24 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they've read. Ballots are available in the Carmel High School library media center. The votes are tabulated in the spring and that year's winner is announced.

The author of each year's award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event sponsored by the Association of Indiana School Library Educators and the Indiana Library Federation.

The purpose of the Rosie Award is to encourage high school students to read for fun and recreation. It also promotes cooperation between school administrators, media specialists, teachers and public librarians in broadening reading programs. Rosie promotes reading across the curriculum.

Click here for the list of 2016-17 Rosewater Award Nominees and here for their annotations.

Click here for the online ballot to rate the nominated books you've read.

For more information, please feel welcome to go to the ILF's Rosewater Award webpage.