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Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Program

The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 by the State Library of Louisiana.  The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Now entering its 19th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure.  Students are invited to read at least 3 of the 12 books below to particpate in our GHMS Louisiana Young Readers’ Program Pizza Party in February.  Students reading all 12 books will receive a special certificate during Awards Day at the end of the school year.  



Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice List for 2020 (to be voted on in February 2020)

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jameson

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

Brave by Sventlana Chmakova

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt

In the Shadow of the Sun by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Slider by Pete Hautman

The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation) by Tom Rinaldi