Early teens in Iowa, grades 6-9, are encouraged to participate in the Iowa Teen Award program. Participating students read books from an annual list oEarly teens in Iowa, grades 6-9, are encouraged to participate in the Iowa Teen Award program. Participating students read books from an annual list of books and vote for their favorite title.
To be eligible for the Iowa Teen Award, books must (be):
* Published for young adults within the last three years * Fiction or Nonfiction * Represent a wide range of subjects and reading levels * Represent fifteen different authors * Represent different genres to as great an extent as is practical * Appeal to readers of both genders and to the range of readers in grades 6-9
The following are NOT considered for inclusion on the list: * Books in a series (i.e., Sweet Valley High, Hardy Boys, Fear Street) * Books without a positive review from at least one major reviewing periodical * Novelizations of movies or TV programs * Newbery Winners (although Honor books are eligible) * Books which have appeared on previous Iowa Teen Award lists ...more