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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 19th 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:  

   

 

2017-2018 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS

Link to Press Release

3-5th Grade
Winner: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
Honor: Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron 
 
6-8th Grade
Winner: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
HonorBacklash by Sarah Darer Littman
 
9-12th Grade
Winner: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Harper Teen
Honor: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
 
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 Alise Wasom at 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.

Pelican 1 (Black and WhiteFull Color)
Pelican 2 (Black and WhiteFull Color)



 

LYRC & LTRC 2019-2020 Program

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To be read by students in 2019 and voted on by February 1, 2020 to win the 2019-2020 Award

Bookmark and Poster Order Form Grades 3rd - 8th (Available Spring of 2019)

3-5th Grade 

3-5th Grade Title List

3-5th Grade Annotated Title List

3-5th Grade 2019-2020 Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources 

3-5th Grade Ballot of Titles (Forthcoming)

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

6-8th Grade

6-8th Grade Title List 

6-8th Grade Annotated Title List 

6-8th Grade 2019-2020 Consideration List 

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources 

6-8th Grade Ballot of Titles (Forthcoming)

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

9-12th Grade 

9-12th Grade Title List 

9-12th Grade Annotated Title List 

9-12th Grade 2019-2020 Consideration List 

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

9-12th Grade Ballot of Titles (Forthcoming)

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

 

   

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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How to VOTE

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Voting Deadline is March 1st.

Cast your Vote:

  • Grades 3-5 (forthcoming)
  • Grades 6-8 (forthcoming)
  • Grades 9-12th (forthcoming)

* Voting Machine information at the bottom of page

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LYRC 2017 - 2018 Program

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 To be read by students in 2017 and voted on by Feb. 1, 2018 to win the 2018 Award

Bookmark and Poster Order Form

LYRC Program Brochure (explains the the program, prints best on legal size paper)

LYRC Brochure Full Color version

LYRC Brochure Black and White version

3-5th Grade

3-5th Title List

3-5th Annotated Title List

3-5th Grade 2018 Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

3-5th PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Most titles have booktalks in the notes sections.) Updated 3/28/17

Google Slides PowerPoint Version  links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Videos Embedded Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

3-5th Ballot of Titles 2018

6-8th Grade

6-8th Nominated Title List

6-8th Annotated Title List (updated 7/17/17, Please note one title is now out of print but available as an eBook.)

6-8th Grade 2018 Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

6-8th PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Booktalks for each title in the notes section.) *Updated 3/28/17 

Google Slides PowerPoint Version links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Videos Embedded Part 1 and Part 2

6-8th Ballot of Titles 2018

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Nominated List  2018

Teen Bookmark and Poster Order Form

9-12th Grade

2018 LTRC Title List

2018 Annotated List 

9-12th Grade 2018 Consideration List 

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

9-12th Grade 2018 PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Booktalks for each title in notes section.) *Updated 3/28/17 

Google Slides Presentation with Links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Embedded Book Trailers

2018 LTRC Paper Ballot of Titles

2018 LTRC Program Brochure

2018 LTRC Downloadable Bookmark (prints 4 to a page)