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Book awards: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award

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They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael BurchWinner, 1995-1996
The Giver by Lois LowryWinner, 1996-1997
It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary by Anonymous TeenagerWinner, 1997-1998
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. CooneyWinner, 1998-1999
Where the Heart Is by Billie LettsWinner, 1999-2000
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. RowlingWinner, 2000-2001
Imani All Mine by Connie Rose PorterWinner, 2001-2002
Dreamland by Sarah DessenWinner, 2002-2003
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann BrasharesWinner, 2003-2004
The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldWinner, 2004-2005
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniWinner, 2005-2006
Uglies by Scott WesterfeldWinner, 2006-2007
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerWinner, 2007-2008
Twisted by Laurie Halse AndersonWinner, 2008-2009
Unwind by Neal ShustermanWinner, 2009-2010
Deadline by Chris CrutcherHonor Book, 2009-2010
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsWinner, 2010-2011
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherHonor Book, 2010-2011
Wake by Lisa McMannHonor Book, 2010-2011
Perfect Chemistry by Simone ElkelesWinner, 2011-2012
Beastly by Alex FlinnHonor Book, 2011-2012
The Maze Runner by James DashnerHonor Book, 2011-2012
Bruiser by Neal ShustermanWinner, 2012-2013
Because I am Furniture by Thalia ChaltasHonor Book, 2012-2013
Before I Fall by Lauren OliverHonor Book, 2012-2013
Matched by Ally CondieHonor Book, 2012-2013
Divergent by Veronica RothWinner, 2013-2014
Ashfall by Mike MullinHonor Book, 2013-2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenHonor Book, 2013-2014
Quarantine #1: The Loners by Lex ThomasWinner, 2014-2015
Every Day by David LevithanHonor Book, 2014-2015
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryHonor Book, 2014-2015

Award description

What is the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award?

The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 20 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they've read. Ballots are available on the Rosie website. The votes are tabulated each May, and the winner is announced.

The author of each year's award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators and the Indiana Library Federation.

The purpose of the Rosie Award is to encourage high school students to read for fun. It also promotes cooperation between school administrators, media specialists, teachers and public librarians in broadening reading programs. Rosie promotes reading across the curriculum.

Who is Eliot Rosewater?

Eliot Rosewater is a recurring fictional character in Kurt Vonnegut's novels, including God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Vonnegut is a famous Hoosier author who grew up in Indianapolis. This award was named to honor him and all Indiana writers. The award is often referred to as the "Rosie Award" or "Rosie."

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