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The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children. To encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust behind the creation of Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) Program in 1974-75. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books. 

Winners 1975 - 2018

Congratulations to our winners!
This year, 54,177 votes were submitted. Picture Books had 45,666 votes, Intermediate had 6,652 votes and Middle Grades had 1,859 votes.

 2018-2019 Young Hoosier Book Award Winners

 Picture Book

This Is My Book!
by Mark Pett
6,686 votes

Narwhal:Unicorn of the Sea - 6,107 votes
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog - 6,032 votes

 Intermediate Book

Maxi's Secrets
by Lynn Plourde
591 votes

Mighty Jack - 507 votes
The Wild Robot - 498 votes

Middle Grades

by Neal Shusterman
181 votes

Projekt 1065 - 179 votes
A Night Divided - 165 votes

 2019-2020 Resources

 Picture Book Intermediate Book Middle Grades

 Thank you for your interest in the YHBA program and for helping to promote self-selected reading among our state's students. If you have any questions about the Young Hoosier Book Award program, please feel free to contact the Indiana Library Federation office.


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