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Louisiana Readers' Choice

The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Now entering its 20th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure. The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library with additional support from the following:  

   

 

2018-2019 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS

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3-5th Grade
Winner: The Bad Guys # 1 by Aaron Blabey 
Honor: Wish by Barbara O'Connor 
 
6-8th Grade
Winner: Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
HonorProjekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
 
9-12th Grade
Winner: Aging Out by Alton Carter
Winner: Scythe: Arc of a Scythe Book 1 by Neal Schusterman 
Honor: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
 
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Promotional materials, including posters, brochures, bookmarks, and seals for award books, are available free of charge while supplies last. Promotional materials may be ordered by downloading and filling out the LYRC Order Form or the Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Order Form and e-mailing the form to Angela Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or faxing to 225-342-3547. You may submit your order form early but materials are not mailed out until August. Any student who reads every title on their Louisiana Readers’ Choice Nominated list can receive a  certificate of achievement signed by the State Librarian. Contact the program chair, Angela Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

LOGO Click here for reproducible images of the LYRC SEAL black and white or  color. You are welcome to use these logos to promote the LYRC program at your library or school.

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How to VOTE

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Voting Deadline is March 1st.

Cast your Vote:

2018-2019 School Year Voting Links

3-5th Grade

6-8th Grade

9-12th Grade


* Voting Machine information at the bottom of page

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LYRC Selection Criteria and How to Suggest a Title

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Selection Criteria for the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award
Eligibility of Books

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LYRC Talking Books and Braille Services

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Talking Book and Braille Services for LYRC Participants
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LYRC & LTRC 2020-2021 Program

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To be read by students during the 2020-2021 school year and voted on by February 1, 2021.

3-5th Grade

3-5th Grade Annotated Title List: Word Doc, PDF

3-5th Grade Title List

3-5th Grade Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

3-5th Ballot of Titles (forthcoming)

3-5th Google Slides Presentation with Book Trailers (forthcoming)

6-8th Grade

6-8th Grade Annotated Title List: Word Doc, PDF

6-8th Grade Title List

6-8th Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources 

6-8th Ballot of Titles (forthcoming)

6-8th Google Slides Presentation with Book Trailers (forthcoming)

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Program (LTRC)

9-12th Grade 

9-12th Grade Annotated Title List: Word Doc, PDF

9-12th Grade Title List

9-12th Grade Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

9-12th Ballot of Titles (forthcoming)

9-12th Google Slides Presentation with Book Trailers (forthcoming)