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590bb5c7a5e83 Nebraska Golden Sower Award winners 2017
Nebraska Golden Sower Award winners 2017

Nebraska Golden Sower Winners 2017 announced

May 04, 2017

Wakefield elementary students participated in voting for the Nebraska Golden Sower Award in early April.  They were part of the 68,769 students who read the Golden Sower Award nominees this year and voted for their favorite book.  This award is a children's choice literary award and the winning authors are invited to Nebraska to receive their awards at the annual Nebraska Library Association / Nebraska School Library Association conference in October.

The Primary / Grade K-3 winners are:

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Christian Robinson

Honor:    Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. by

G. Brian Karas


  Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illus. by Dan Santat


** Wakefield favorites were 1) Ninja Red Riding Hood;  2) Gaston;  3) Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas


The Intermediate / Grade 4-6 winners are:

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Honor:     El Deafo by Cece Bell


                  Loot by Jude Watson

**  Wakefield favorites were 1) War that saved my life;  2) El Deafo;  3) Loot


The Young Adult / Grades 6-9 winners are:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard         

Honor:     Famous Last Words by Katie Alender        


   Torn Away by Jennifer Brown


For more information about the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, please click here.

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