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2018-2019 Young Hoosier Book Award Winners
Picture Book: This Is My Book! by Mark Pett with 6,686 votes
Intermediate Book: Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde with 582 votes
Middle Grade Book: Scythe by Neal Shusterman with 181 votes

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, library professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books. 

YHBA picture book covers


YHBA Middle Grades Book Covers 

Picture Books  Intermediate Books   Middle Grade Books
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2020-2021 Nominees
2019-2020 Nominees
2019-2020 Annotations 
Winners 1975 - 2018

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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