Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award

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The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (RCYRBA) is a program sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, the Illinois Reading Council, and the Illinois School Library Media Association. The award has been granted annually since 1988. The program is named after children's author Rebecca Caudill, who lived and worked in Urbana, Illinois.

Books honored by this award are selected by a popular vote taken of students between the fourth and eighth grades in the State of Illinois. Books are nominated two years in advance of a selection year by students, teachers, school and public librarians. The nominations are narrowed down to twenty choices by the 70+ member RCYRBA evaluators committee, and put forward as that year's "Master List." Participating schools and public libraries then collect votes from school children starting during the fall of the prior year, up through the end of February in the awarding year.

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  1. ^ "Welcome to the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award". Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (RCYRBA). Retrieved 2014-05-05.

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