Book awards: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
|They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch||Winner, 1995-1996|
|The Giver by Lois Lowry||Winner, 1996-1997|
|It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary by Anonymous Teenager||Winner, 1997-1998|
|Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney||Winner, 1998-1999|
|Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts||Winner, 1999-2000|
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. Rowling||Winner, 2000-2001|
|Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter||Winner, 2001-2002|
|Dreamland by Sarah Dessen||Winner, 2002-2003|
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares||Winner, 2003-2004|
|The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold||Winner, 2004-2005|
|Eragon by Christopher Paolini||Winner, 2005-2006|
|Uglies by Scott Westerfeld||Winner, 2006-2007|
|Twilight by Stephenie Meyer||Winner, 2007-2008|
|Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson||Winner, 2008-2009|
|Unwind by Neal Shusterman||Winner, 2009-2010|
|Deadline by Chris Crutcher||Honor Book, 2009-2010|
|The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins||Winner, 2010-2011|
|Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher||Honor Book, 2010-2011|
|Wake by Lisa McMann||Honor Book, 2010-2011|
|Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles||Winner, 2011-2012|
|Beastly by Alex Flinn||Honor Book, 2011-2012|
|The Maze Runner by James Dashner||Honor Book, 2011-2012|
|Bruiser by Neal Shusterman||Winner, 2012-2013|
|Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas||Honor Book, 2012-2013|
|Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver||Honor Book, 2012-2013|
|Matched by Ally Condie||Honor Book, 2012-2013|
|Divergent by Veronica Roth||Winner, 2013-2014|
|Ashfall by Mike Mullin||Honor Book, 2013-2014|
|The Fault in Our Stars by John Green||Honor Book, 2013-2014|
|Quarantine #1: The Loners by Lex Thomas||Winner, 2014-2015|
|Every Day by David Levithan||Honor Book, 2014-2015|
|Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry||Honor Book, 2014-2015||
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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