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 life-long readers. Additionally, the award recognizes the authors and illustrators of such literature. Students in New York State will read titles on the ballot and vote for their favorites. Votes were tallied, and the 2010 winners received their awards at the Annual NYSRA Statewide Conference.
2010 Winners:There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo WilliamsStolen by Peg KehretThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Students may have the books read to them or read the books on their own to become qualified voter
Students are encouraged to read all titles in a category, but it is not a requirement. Students may read books in more than one category.
Each reader is entitled to one vote in one or more categories.
An adult in a classroom or library setting must monitor voting procedures, and should submit one ballot from each participating classroom or library that indicates the number of votes for each title.