Voice of Youth Award
About the Voice of Youth Award
The Voice of Youth Award (VOYA) is a special school-year reading program offered by the Youth Services Department of Skokie Public Library. Students in grades 3 through 8 are encouraged to read books of high quality, carefully selected by our Youth Services librarians for reading and interest level. Multiple copies of the VOYA books are available in the Youth Services Department for check out.
Students who read at least three of the books (and hopefully more) will be invited to vote for their favorite book. Students can vote at Skokie Public Library and at their school library. The winning title will be announced, and the author of that book will be invited to visit Skokie Public Library during the following school year. Schools that participate in the VOYA program will be eligible for that author to visit their school.
Announcing the 2011-2012 Voice of Youth Award Winners!
Our eleventh annual Voice of Youth Awards election took place during National Library Week in April 2012. Congratulations to the winning books and authors...
- 1st Place
Adventures in Cartooning James Sturm
- 2nd Place
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
- 3rd Place (tie)
Masterpiece by Elise Broach and
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Thank you to all of the schools and students who participated in the VOYA vote! James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost, authors of Adventures in Cartooning, visited Skokie Public Library on Thursday, October 18 and two Skokie schools on Friday, October 19. Take a look at our blog post about the visit!
Following are links to the titles and descriptions of books selected by our librarians for the VOYA program. Booklists are organized by school year and grade level. You can also browse the Library catalog to see which titles are available for checkout. An alphabetical Master List of all nominated titles from 2001 to the current school year is also available.
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Youth Services also has several copies of past Voice of Youth Award titles available in classroom sets for teacher checkout.