The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school students. 


Congratulations to the 2023 - 2024 YHBA Winners!

Picture Book Winners
Intermediate Winners
Middle Grade Winners


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.

*The 12 book requirement only applies to the picture books*

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.