Kentucky Bluegrass Award1998

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

38 Works 44,126 Livros 1,340 Críticas 4.0
How does the Kentucky Bluegrass Award program work?

Each year, a KBA committee for each grade band chooses the books for each of the five voting Nominee Lists (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) mostrar mais in a year-long process. These committees are made up of volunteers and include school librarians, public librarians, and classroom teachers from across the state. Students should read books from a Nominee List before voting for their favorite title on that list. The specific voting process is determined at the individual school/library level. All the ballots are counted by an on-site coordinator (usually a teacher or librarian) and the results are transferred to an online tally sheet made available on the KASL website in March of the contest year. Votes are counted after the cutoff date (April 1st) and a winner is declared for each level during the first week of April.

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a program designed to encourage students to read widely from lists of current, well-reviewed literature that reflects a variety of experiences and points of view. Students are not restricted in their reading in any way in the KBA program. Schools, libraries, parents, and community organizations participating in the KBA should select books from these lists for inclusion in collections and programs that they feel are appropriate for the needs and interests of their patrons or students. These groups may provide some or all of the titles and develop local initiatives to promote the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

Books on the Nominee Lists can be purchased as a set from several vendors or individually from bookstores, catalogs, and online sources. All titles on a current year's Nominee List have been published within the last 3 years.

Who can participate?

Students from Preschool - 12th grade can read and rate the books on the Nominee Lists.

Each Nominee List has a grade level recommendation, but students may read/vote from multiple Nominee Lists. If a student has read two books from a list, they are eligible to vote.​​

​Adults can nominate books for inclusion on the Nominee Lists, serve on KBA Committees, and encourage participation by students.​

Schools, libraries, bookstores, literacy groups, and individuals can help promote the program and help students participate in this program.

When does KBA take place?

Students can begin reading as soon as the Nominee Lists are released and submit ballots throughout the year.

​Some schools and districts incorporate KBA books into Summer Reading promotions.

All tallied votes must be submitted by April 1 of each year. Winners are announced in April.

Books for upcoming Nominee Lists can be nominated by adults through the KASL website.

New Nominee Lists are finalized in mid-February of each year.

In September, one of the winning authors is invited to come to Kentucky and speak at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference.

Why participate in KBA?

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award program promotes student reading and critical thinking.

It offers students a chance to give feedback and express their thoughts and opinions.

The KBA program is designed to provide a wide range of new reading materials to students and it should be implemented in a way that is simple and fun for students, parents, and schools.

By all means, feel free to make this program broadly inclusive!
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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman por Alan SchroederGrades 4-81998
Love Letters por Arnold AdoffGrades 4-81998
I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert por Eve BuntingGrades 4-81998
Frindle por Andrew ClementsGrades 4-81998
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille por Russell FreedmanGrades 4-81998
The Cuckoo's Child por Suzanne FreemanGrades 4-81998
The Unbreakable Code por Sara Hoagland HunterGrades 4-81998
The Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead por Donna M. JacksonGrades 4-81998
The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: A Story from the Arabian Nights por Eric A. KimmelGrades 4-81998
The View from Saturday por E. L. KonigsburgGrades 4-81998
Nim and the War Effort por Milly LeeGrades 4-81998
The Moorchild por Eloise McGrawGrades 4-81998
A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy por Jim MurphyGrades 4-81998
The War in Georgia por Jerrie OughtonGrades 4-81998
Jip: His Story por Katherine PatersonGrades 4-81998
Bill Picket: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy por Andrea D. PinkneyGrades 4-81998
The Thief por Megan Whalen TurnerGrades 4-81998
Golem por David WisniewskiGrades 4-81998
Passager por Jane YolenGrades 4-81998
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse por Kevin HenkesGrades K-31998
Jigsaw Jackson por David F. BirchmanGrades K-31998
Fanny's Dream por Caralyn BuehnerGrades K-31998
Verdi por Janell CannonGrades K-31998
Mr. Carey's Garden por Jane CutlerGrades K-31998
The Great Frog Race: And Other Poems por Kristine O'Connell GeorgeGrades K-31998
Coyote and the Fire Stick: A Pacific Northwest Indian Tale por Barbara Diamond GoldinGrades K-31998
The Seven Silly Eaters por Mary Ann HobermanGrades K-31998
Farmers' Market por Paul Brett JohnsonGrades K-31998
The Wagon por Tony JohnstonGrades K-31998
Nugget and Darling por Barbara JoosseGrades K-31998
The Leaf Men por William JoyceGrades K-31998
Don't Laugh, Joe! (Picture Puffin Books) por Keiko KaszaGrades K-31998
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman por Kathleen KrullGrades K-31998
Nine for California por Sonia LevitinGrades K-31998
Coming to America: The Story of Immigration por Betsy MaestroGrades K-31998
The Biggest Frog in Australia por Susan L. RothGrades K-31998
Tomorrow's Alphabet por George ShannonGrades K-31998
The Bunyans por Audrey WoodGrades K-31998


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