Bluestem Award Nominees
The Bluestem Award is based on student choice. Every year 3rd-5th grade students across the state of Illinois are given a list of 20 books to explore. To participate in the program, each student must read at least 4 books from the list and then vote for their favorite title. In March, all of the votes are collected and a single book is chosen as the winner for the state. To learn more about each of the titles, see the presentation below. Each slide features one of the books and includes a summary and a link to an interesting digital resource. Each student must fill out a Google Form for each title that they read (linked below) to be eligible for some great prizes in the Spring!
Bluestem 2022 Nominees
For more information and resources about each title, click on the link below.
Bluestem Book Form
Once you have finished reading a Bluestem book, please click on the link below to answer some questions and get credit for your reading.