WHAT IS THE REBECCA CAUDILL YOUNG READERS' BOOK AWARD?
"The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults." ~ rebeccacaudill.org
HOW CAN I VOTE?
Read or listen to at least three of the nominated books. Vote for your favorite in February.
The Winner of the 2020 Rebecca Caudill Award is:
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner