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Young Hoosier Book Award Nominations
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Nominated books criteria:

  • Author/Illustrator is alive
  • Published within last 5 years
  • Book must be in print
  • Not on a prior year final list
  • Cannot be a Caldecott or Newbery winner
  • Seek a variety of genres, diverse authors and
    characters, appropriate for YHBA grade level

What makes a good book?

  • Appeals to children and they love to read it
  • Literary quality
  • Well-constructed
  • Strong characterization
  • Well-written
  • Original text and/or illustration
  • Suitability of vocabulary and content for intended level

Genres may include: Adventure, Biography, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery,
Non-fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance, School Stories, Science Fiction, Sports, and Suspense.



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