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2018 Bluestem Award Winner and Nominees

The Illinois School Library Media Association has announced their winner for the 2018 Bluestem Award!

Every year, the Illinois School Library Media Association nominates twenty books for the Bluestem Award and students across Illinois vote for the book they believe deserves to win. This year's votes have officially been totaled and Illinois students have decided that the winner of the 2018 Bluestem Award is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson!  You can view the voting results here

This year at the Fox River Valley Public Library, we took part in voting for the Bluestem Award.  Based on our voting totals, our community’s young readers have also chosen Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson as their favorite 2018 Bluestem nominated book, followed closely by The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett!

Roller Girl is a graphic novel that inspires individuality and perserverance.  Through this book, we follow Astrid as she struggles with friendship, surviving junior high, and becoming a tough "roller girl."

The list of the 2019 Bluestem nominated books has also been released.  Get started on reading the 2019 nominees