South Carolina Book Awards
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Purpose of Awards
The purposes of the South Carolina book awards are to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. The book award medals will be awarded to the winning authors the following year at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians annual conference.
Book Award Banners and *New* Book TrailersSouth Carolina Book Awards History
The South Carolina book award program began in 1976 with the participation of sixteen schools. At the present time, there are approximately three hundred schools and more than 30,000 students participating in this program.
The original book award program was a children’s division for students in grades 3-6. Additional levels were gradually added, and with the inclusion of the Picture Book category in 2003, all students in grades k-12 can now participate.
Since the inception of the South Carolina Book Award program, SCASL members have provided leadership and volunteered many hours of service to make the program a success. Some highlights of the Book Award program are:
1976 – Children’s division begun – Edna Bedenbaugh, Chair
2016-2017 SCASL Book Award Board Chair – Camellia Harris
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