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The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

Sponsored by the Illinois State Library Media Association 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.

For more information regarding the award or Illinois State Library Media Association please visit the ISLMA website.