Young Hoosier Book Award Program

The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school students. Using the Resource Center below you can view each age group's reading list and access resource guides and activity sheets for each book. Students vote on their favorites!


Young Hoosier Book Award Participation & Voting

Voting Eligibility

Students in Indiana are eligible to read and vote on Young Hoosier Books if they have access to at least 12 of the nominated titles.

Students may only vote in one eligible program, either their school or public library.

Eligibility Notes for Consideration
For situations of differentiation, adults may allow students to read from a different list. Please be aware that reading from a list above the intended level may have content that is not recommended for younger students. Students may either read or listen to nominated titles to count toward voting requirements. 


Voting Center 

The deadline to vote is May 1. Winners are typically announced between May 5 - 8


Voting Resource Center


Resource Center

Congratulations to the 2022 - 2023 YHBA Winners!

Picture Book Winners
Intermediate Winners
Middle Grade Winners