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Louisiana Readers' Choice
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award

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. The lists are well-balanced selections of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Now entering its 22nd 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 sponsors:

 

2020-2021 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS

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3-5th Grade
Winner: Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane Maynard (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Honor: Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers)
 
6-8th Grade
Winner: Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald (Harry N. Abrams)
Honor:  City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Scholastic Press)
 
9-12th Grade
Winner: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Disney-Hyperion)
Honor: The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
 
 
 
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 Jamie Hebert,  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 Jamie Hebert, 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 and the LTRC SEAL black and white only. You are welcome to use these logos to promote the LYRC program at your library or school.

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LYRC & LTRC 2021-2022 Program

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To be read by students during the 2021-2021 school year and voted on by March 1, 2022.

LYRC Materials Order Form

(Materials will be mailed out starting in August 2021.)

3-5th Grade

3-5th Grade Title List

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

3-5th Grade Ballot of Titles

Brochure for 3-5th Grade Nominated List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

3-5th Grade Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers (coming soon)

3-5th Grade PowerPoint Presentation No Book Trailers (coming soon)

3-5th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

6-8th Grade

6-8th Grade Title List

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

6-8th Grade Ballot of Titles

Brochure for 6-8th Grade Nominated List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

6-8th Grade Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers (coming soon)

6-8th Grade PowerPoint Presentation No Book Trailers (coming soon)

6-8th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Program (LTRC)

LTRC Materials Order Form

(Materials will be mailed out starting in August 2021.)

9-12th Grade

9-12th Grade Title List

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

9-12th Grade Ballot of Titles

Brochure for 9-12th Grade Nominated List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

9-12th Grade Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers (coming soon)

9-12th Grade PowerPoint Presentation No Book Trailers (coming soon)

9-12th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

 

How to VOTE

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Voting Links for the 2021-2022 school year will be available by January 2022.

Voting Deadline is March 1st, 2022.  

3-5th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - (coming soon)
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online. 
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - (coming soon)
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

6-8th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - (coming soon)
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online.
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - (coming soon)
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

9-12th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - (coming soon)
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online.
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - (coming soon)
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

* 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 Readers’ Choice Awards
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 March 1, 2021.

3-5th Grade

Brochure for 3-5th Nominated List

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 

3-5th Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers and Book Talks

3-5th PowerPoint Presentation No Book Trailers

6-8th Grade 

Brochure for 6-8th Nominated List

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

6-8th Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers and Book Talks

6-8th PowerPoint Presentation, No Book Trailers

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

9-12th Brochure 2020-2021

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

9-12th Ballot of Titles 

9-12th Google Slides Presentations with and without Book Trailers and Book Talks

9-12th Grade PowerPoint Presentation, No Book Trailers