Kentucky Bluegrass Award2021

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

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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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Max and the Midknights (Max & The Midknights) por Lincoln PeirceGrades 3-52021
The Rhino in Right Field por Stacy DeKeyserGrades 3-52021
The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero por DiCiccoGrades 3-52021
Missing Mike por Shari GreenGrades 3-52021
Lifeboat 12 por Susan HoodGrades 3-52021
Song for a Whale por Lynne KellyGrades 3-52021
Because of the Rabbit por Cynthia LordGrades 3-52021
Annie's life in lists por Kristin MahoneyGrades 3-52021
Caterpillar Summer por Gillian McDunnGrades 3-52021
Stay por Bobbie PyronGrades 3-52021
City of Ghosts por V.E. SchwabGrades 6-82021
The Benefits of Being an Octopus por Ann BradenGrades 6-82021
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows por Ryan CalejoGrades 6-82021
Stepsister por Jennifer DonnellyGrades 6-82021
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise por Dan GemeinhartGrades 6-82021
The Unteachables por Gordon KormanGrades 6-82021
Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion por Jessica LongGrades 6-82021
Ali Cross (Ali Cross, 1) por James PattersonGrades 6-82021
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks por Jason ReynoldsGrades 6-82021
The Bridge Home por Padma VenkatramanGrades 6-82021
Paul, Big, and Small por David Glen RobbGrades 9-122021
With the Fire on High por Elizabeth AcevedoGrades 9-122021
The Lovely and the Lost por Jennifer Lynn BarnesGrades 9-122021
Cracking the Bell por Geoff HerbachGrades 9-122021
Heroine por Mindy McGinnisGrades 9-122021
The Athena Protocol por Shamim SarifGrades 9-122021
Bloodleaf por Crystal SmithGrades 9-122021
Field Notes on Love por Jennifer E. SmithGrades 9-122021
Price of Duty por Todd StrasserGrades 9-122021
They Called Us Enemy por George TakeiGrades 9-122021
Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! por Megan LaceraGrades K-22021
Nobody Hugs a Cactus por Carter GoodrichGrades K-22021
Greta the Great Horned Owl: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation (Wildlife Rescue Stories) por Christie Gove-BergGrades K-22021
Our Flag Was Still There: The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner por Jessie HartlandGrades K-22021
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins por Michelle MeadowsGrades K-22021
The Remember Balloons por Jessie OliverosGrades K-22021
Poetree por Shauna LaVoy ReynoldsGrades K-22021
Once Upon a Goat por Dan RichardsGrades K-22021
No Room for a Pup! por Elizabeth SunebyGrades K-22021
The Panda Problem por Deborah UnderwoodGrades K-22021
Hair Love por Matthew A. CherryPreschool2021
Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! por Cori DoerrfeldPreschool2021
Skyscraper por Jorey HurleyPreschool2021
The Only Way Is Badger por Stella J JonesPreschool2021
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat por Vern KouskyPreschool2021
I Can Only Draw Worms por Will MabbittPreschool2021
Bear Came Along por Richard T. MorrisPreschool2021
I Am a Tiger por Karl NewsonPreschool2021
Pinky Got Out! por Michael PortisPreschool2021
Fly! por Mark TeaguePreschool2021


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