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Illinois Bluestem Nominees

2023 Illinois Bluestem Nominees






* What is the Bluestem Award?

The Bluestem Award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles.

Named in honor of Big Bluestem, which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on the Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.

* Who can vote for this award?

Anyone in grades 3-5.

* How many books must be read or listened to in order to vote?

Participants must read or listen to at least four books on the current list to place a vote in February.

* Click HERE to take the Bluestem Book Quizzes!

* Where can I learn more about these books?

Visit the AISLE Bluestem Award:
Illinois' Grade 3-5 Readers' Choice Award