NYSRA Charlotte Award-2021



NEW YORK STATE CHARLOTTE AWARD BALLOT 2021

Named for the main character in E. B. White's Charlotte's Web, the purpose of the Charlotte Award is to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become lifelong readers. Students in New York State will read titles on the ballot voting for their favorites in each category. Ballots must be received by April 15, 2021. Votes will be tallied, and winners will receive their awards at the NYSRA Conference in November 2021. ** Denotes nonfiction titles.

Primary Ballot

Title

Author

Publisher

Can I Be Your Dog?

Troy Cummings

Random House

Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur

Ciroco Dunlap

Random House

Elmore

Holly Hobbie

Random House

Fruit Bowl

Mark Hoffmann

Alfred A. Knopf 

Grumpy Monkey 

Suzanne Lang

Random House

Imagine That! Let Your Mind Run Wild

Yasmeen Ismail

Bloomsbury 

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book**

Britta Teckentrup

Doubleday Books for Young Readers 

No More Noisy Nights

Holly L. Niner

Flashlight 

What Will Grow?**

Jennifer Ward 

Bloomsbury

Windows **

Julia Denos 

Candlewick Press

Intermediate Ballot

Title

Author

Publisher

Annies Life In Lists

Kristin Mahoney

Alfred A. Knopf

Exact Location of Home 

Kate Messner

Bloomsbury

The First Men Who Went to the Moon**

Rhonda Gowler Greene

Sleeping Bear Press

The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley 

April Stevens

Schwartz & Wade Books 

My Brigadista Year 

Katherine Paterson

Candlewick Press

RA the Mighty Cat Detective 

A.B. Greenfield

Holiday House

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo

Ben Costa & James Parks

Alfred A. Knopf 

Sticky Notes 

Dianne Touchell

Delacorte Press

Stuck in the Stone Age 

Geoff Rodkey

Rodale Kids

Write On, Irving Berlin! **

Leslie Kimmelman

Sleeping Bear Press



Middle School Ballot

Title

Author

Publisher

The Gone Away Place 

Christopher Barzak

Alfred A. Knopf

Just Under the Clouds

Melissa Sarno

Alfred A.Knopf

Life In a Fishbowl

Len Vlahos

Bloomsbury

The Lifters 

Dave Eggers

Alfred A. Knopf

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Stacy McAnulty

Random House

The Names They Gave Us

Emery Lord

Bloomsbury

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander

Candlewick Press

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag **

Rob Sanders

Random House

The Science of Breakable Things

Tae Keller

Random House

Slider

Pete Hautman

Candlewick Press

High School Ballot

Title

Author

Publisher

Ahgottahandleonit

Donovan Mixon

Cinco Puntos Press

Americanized Rebel Without a Green Card

Sara Saedi 

Alfred A. Knopf

The Beauty That Remains

Ashley Woodfolk

Delacorte Press

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry the VII Tell All

M. T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

Schwartz & Wade Books

Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story

Sonia Patel

Cinco Puntos Press

Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl 

Delacorte Press

Second In Command 

Sandi Van

West 44 Books

Tess of the Road

Rachel Hartman

Random House

The Walls Have Ears: A Black Spy in the Confederate White House

Hope Irvin Marston

White Bird Publications

The Window

Amelia Brunskill

Delacorte Press

Read as many books from each ballot as you can. You do not need to read all the books on the ballot.   Vote on one ballot or all of the ballots, but you may only vote once on each ballot.  Some upper grade titles contain adult issues.  Please consider what is personally appropriate before reading. Voting ends April 15,2021.

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