Eliot Rosewater Book Club

no club book club

The Otterbein Public Library has teamed up with Benton Central High School’s Library to host a “No Club” Book Club for Teens and Young Adults in High School. It is simple, check out one of the nominated books from the list below and read it. Once read, fill out the easy voting ballot available at either library.
Turn in your book and ballot at OPL:
1 book=1 fun size candy bar
3 books=1 King size candy bar
5 books=2 king size candy bars
10+books= $10-$20 Visa Gift Card

Available at the Otterbein Public Library
45 Pounds (More or Less) by KA Barson
Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Mike Ritland
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Hicks
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Swagger by Carl Deuker
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
Forgive Me by Leonard Peacock
Forget Me, Not by Carolee Dean
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 20 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they’ve read. Ballots are available on the Rosie website. The votes are tabulated each May, and the winner is announced.The author of each year’s award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators and the Indiana Library Federation.The purpose of the Rosie Award is to encourage high school students to read for fun. It also promotes cooperation between school administrators, media specialists, teachers and public librarians in broadening reading programs. Rosie promotes reading across the curriculum.

Who is Eliot Rosewater?
Eliot Rosewater is a recurring fictional character in Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, including God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Vonnegut is a famous Hoosier author who grew up in Indianapolis. This award was named to honor him and all Indiana writers. The award is often referred to as the “Rosie Award” or “Rosie.”

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