Open the Week of February 20th. Vote from home or school.
Participants must read, or have read to them, four of the 20 nominated books.
The 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 Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.
The 2017 Windsor winner is:
EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL.
The state winner will be announced on March 15th.