Kentucky Bluegrass AwardGrades 9-12

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

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How does the Kentucky Bluegrass Award program work?

Each year, a KBA committee for each grade band chooses the books for each of the five voting Nominee Lists (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) mostra'n més in a year-long process. These committees are made up of volunteers and include school librarians, public librarians, and classroom teachers from across the state. Students should read books from a Nominee List before voting for their favorite title on that list. The specific voting process is determined at the individual school/library level. All the ballots are counted by an on-site coordinator (usually a teacher or librarian) and the results are transferred to an online tally sheet made available on the KASL website in March of the contest year. Votes are counted after the cutoff date (April 1st) and a winner is declared for each level during the first week of April.

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a program designed to encourage students to read widely from lists of current, well-reviewed literature that reflects a variety of experiences and points of view. Students are not restricted in their reading in any way in the KBA program. Schools, libraries, parents, and community organizations participating in the KBA should select books from these lists for inclusion in collections and programs that they feel are appropriate for the needs and interests of their patrons or students. These groups may provide some or all of the titles and develop local initiatives to promote the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

Books on the Nominee Lists can be purchased as a set from several vendors or individually from bookstores, catalogs, and online sources. All titles on a current year's Nominee List have been published within the last 3 years.

Who can participate?

Students from Preschool - 12th grade can read and rate the books on the Nominee Lists.

Each Nominee List has a grade level recommendation, but students may read/vote from multiple Nominee Lists. If a student has read two books from a list, they are eligible to vote.​​

​Adults can nominate books for inclusion on the Nominee Lists, serve on KBA Committees, and encourage participation by students.​

Schools, libraries, bookstores, literacy groups, and individuals can help promote the program and help students participate in this program.

When does KBA take place?

Students can begin reading as soon as the Nominee Lists are released and submit ballots throughout the year.

​Some schools and districts incorporate KBA books into Summer Reading promotions.

All tallied votes must be submitted by April 1 of each year. Winners are announced in April.

Books for upcoming Nominee Lists can be nominated by adults through the KASL website.

New Nominee Lists are finalized in mid-February of each year.

In September, one of the winning authors is invited to come to Kentucky and speak at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference.

Why participate in KBA?

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award program promotes student reading and critical thinking.

It offers students a chance to give feedback and express their thoughts and opinions.

The KBA program is designed to provide a wide range of new reading materials to students and it should be implemented in a way that is simple and fun for students, parents, and schools.

By all means, feel free to make this program broadly inclusive!
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Tots, Winner (129), Nominee (1,981)
Tots, Grades 3-5 (332), Grades 3-8 (39), Grades 4-8 (342), Grades 6-8 (303), Grades 9-12 (276), Grades K-2 (273), Grades K-3 (351), Preschool (70)
Tots, 2024 (10), 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (10), 2016 (10), 2015 (10), 2014 (10), 2013 (10), 2012 (10), 2011 (10), 2010 (13), 2009 (15), 2008 (15), 2007 (15), 2006 (16), 2005 (15), 2004 (16), 2003 (1), 2002 (18), 2001 (12)

Winner 23

Nominee 275

Hollow Fires de Samira Ahmed2024
What We Harvest de Ann Fraistat2024
The Silence that Binds Us de Joanna Ho2024
Five Survive de Holly Jackson2024
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow de Zoulfa Katouh2024
Me (Moth) de Amber McBride2024
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice de Tommie Smith2024
All My Rage de Sabaa Tahir2024
Hotel Magnifique de Emily J. Taylor2024
Nothing Burns as Bright as You de Ashley Woodfolk2024
I Must Betray You de Ruta Sepetys2023
Firekeeper's Daughter de Angeline Boulley2023
Blackout de Dhonielle Clayton2023
If These Wings Could Fly de Kyrie McCauley2023
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning de Jason Reynolds2023
Roxy de Neal Shusterman2023
We Are Not from Here de Jenny Torres Sanchez2023
Dragon Hoops de Gene Luen Yang2023
Instructions for Dancing de Nicola Yoon2023
In the Wild Light de Jeff Zentner2023
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder de Holly Jackson2022
Legendborn de Tracy Deonn2022
Golden Arm de Carl Deuker2022
Raybearer de Jordan Ifueko2022
Grown de Tiffany D. Jackson2022
What I Carry de Jennifer Longo2022
How to Build a Heart de Maria Padian2022
Meet Me at Midnight de Jessica Pennington2022
Hard Wired de Len Vlahos2022
Punching the Air de Ibi Zoboi2022
Paul, Big, and Small de David Glen Robb2021
With the Fire on High de Elizabeth Acevedo2021
The Lovely and the Lost de Jennifer Lynn Barnes2021
Cracking the Bell de Geoff Herbach2021
Heroine de Mindy McGinnis2021
The Athena Protocol de Shamim Sarif2021
Bloodleaf de Crystal Smith2021
Field Notes on Love de Jennifer E. Smith2021
Price of Duty de Todd Strasser2021
They Called Us Enemy de George Takei2021
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend de Karen Blumenthal2020
The Poet X de Elizabeth Acevedo2020
Hide with Me de Sorboni Banerjee2020
The History of Jane Doe de Michael Belanger2020
Losers Bracket de Chris Crutcher2020
Orphan Monster Spy de Matt Killeen2020
I Am Still Alive de Kate Alice Marshall2020
Seafire de Natalie C. Parker2020
Dry de Neal Shusterman2020
Sadie de Courtney Summers2020
The Hate U Give de Angie Thomas2019
The Traitor's Kiss de Erin Beaty2019
Far from the Tree de Robin Benway2019
Allegedly de Tiffany D. Jackson2019
Night Witches: A Novel of World War Two de Kathryn Lasky2019
Warcross de Marie Lu2019
The Free de Lauren McLaughlin2019
A Short History of the Girl Next Door de Jared Reck2019
Long Way Down de Jason Reynolds2019
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin de James L. Swanson2019
The Sun is Also a Star de Nicola Yoon2018
Meet Me Here de Bryan Bliss2018
The Reader de Traci Chee2018
The Distance from Me to You de Marina Gessner2018
Rebel of the Sands de Alwyn Hamilton2018
The Skeleton Tree de Iain Lawrence2018
Stalking Jack the Ripper de Kerri Maniscalco2018
A List of Cages de Robin Roe2018
Desert Dark de Sonja Stone2018
The Memory of Light de Francisco X. Stork2018
Red Queen de Victoria Aveyard2017
Mosquitoland de David Arnold2017
NEED de Joelle Charbonneau2017
The Rig de Joe Ducie2017
None of the Above de I. W. Gregorio2017
Not After Everything de Michelle Levy2017
All the Bright Places de Jennifer Niven2017
All American Boys de Jason Reynolds2017
Jackaby de William Ritter2017
Salt to the Sea de Ruta Sepetys2017
Faking Normal de Courtney C. Stevens2016
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi de Neal Bascomb2016
I'll Meet You There de Heather Demetrios2016
Inhuman de Kat Falls2016
The Walk On de John Feinstein2016
Complicit de Stephanie Kuehn2016
Above de Isla Morley2016
The Winner's Curse de Marie Rutkoski2016
The Geography of You and Me de Jennifer E. Smith2016
The Scar Boys de Len Vlahos2016
Boy Nobody de Allen Zadoff2015
The Impossible Knife of Memory de Laurie Halse Anderson2015
Thousand Words de Jennifer Brown2015
How to Love de Katie Cotugno2015
The Tragedy Paper de Elizabeth LaBan2015
If You Find Me de Emily Murdoch2015
The Rithmatist de Brandon Sanderson2015
The Beginning of Everything de Robyn Schneider2015
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea de April Genevieve Tucholke2015
La cinquena onada de Rick Yancey2015
I Hunt Killers de Barry Lyga2014
The Diviners de Libba Bray2014
Just One Day de Gayle Forman2014
Every Day de David Levithan2014
Pushing the Limits de Katie McGarry2014
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard de Lesléa Newman2014
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir de Gaby Rodriguez2014
The Final Four de Paul Volponi2014
Code Name Verity de Elizabeth Wein2014
Beneath a Meth Moon de Jacqueline Woodson2014
Divergent de Veronica Roth2013
No està escrit a les estrelles de John Green2013
The Name of the Star de Maureen Johnson2013
DJ Rising de Love Maia2013
Recovery Road de Blake Nelson2013
What can(t) wait de Ashley Hope Perez2013
Boy21 de Matthew Quick2013
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children de Ransom Riggs2013
Between Shades of Gray de Ruta Sepetys2013
Daughter of Smoke & Bone de Laini Taylor2013
L'Habitació de Emma Donoghue2012
Split de Swati Avasthi2012
Ship Breaker de Paolo Bacigalupi2012
You de Charles Benoit2012
Leverage de Joshua C. Cohen2012
Incarceron de Catherine Fisher2012
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer de Lish McBride2012
Dirty Little Secrets de C. J. Omololu2012
Anna and the French Kiss de Stephanie Perkins2012
Sorta Like a Rock Star de Matthew Quick2012
The Maze Runner de James Dashner2011
Hate List de Jennifer Brown2011
Because I am Furniture de Thalia Chaltas2011
Little Brother de Cory Doctorow2011
Si et quedes amb mi de Gayle Forman2011
King of the Screwups de K. L. Going2011
Liar de Justine Larbalestier2011
In the Path of Falling Objects de Andrew Smith2011
If I Grow Up de Todd Strasser2011
Funny How Things Change de Melissa Wyatt2011
Els Jocs de la Fam de Suzanne Collins2010
Wintergirls de Laurie Halse Anderson2010
Shift de Jennifer Bradbury2010
Graceling de Kristin Cashore2010
Perfect Chemistry de Simone Elkeles2010
The Red Necklace de Sally Gardner2010
Ten Mile River de Paul Griffin2010
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row de Susan Kuklin2010
The Adoration of Jenna Fox de Mary E. Pearson2010
Desconnexió de Neal Shusterman2010
Ghost Medicine de Andrew Smith2010
Artichoke's Heart de Suzanne Supplee2010
Impossible de Nancy Werlin2010
Per tretze raons de Jay Asher2009
Diari del tot verídic d'un indi a mitja jornada de Sherman Alexie2009
Twisted de Laurie Halse Anderson2009
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier de Ishmael Beah2009
Gym Candy de Carl Deuker2009
Before I Die de Jenny Downham2009
Tot per una noia de Nick Hornby2009
Firestorm de David Klass2009
Buried de Robin Merrow MacCready2009
Red Glass de Laura Resau2009
General Winston's Daughter de Sharon Shinn2009
First Shot de Walter Sorrells2009
The Arrival de Shaun Tan2009
Trigger de Susan Vaught2009
Story of a Girl de Sara Zarr2009
Impulse de Ellen Hopkins2008
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist de Rachel Cohn2008
Code Orange de Caroline B. Cooney2008
Saint Iggy de K. L. Going2008
La Linea de Ann Jaramillo2008
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl de Barry Lyga2008
Sold de Patricia McCormick2008
Dairy Queen de Catherine Gilbert Murdock2008
Nineteen Minutes de Jodi Picoult2008
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl de Tanya Lee Stone2008
Knights of the Hill Country de Tim Tharp2008
Peeps de Scott Westerfeld2008
American Born Chinese de Gene Luen Yang2008
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood de Koren Zailckas2008
La lladre de llibres de Markus Zusak2008
Twilight de Stephenie Meyer2007
Lovesick de Jake Coburn2007
Invisible de Pete Hautman2007
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor de Laura Hillman2007
Letting Go of Bobby James: Or How I Found My Self of Steam de Valerie Hobbs2007
Crank de Ellen Hopkins2007
Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse de Carolyn Lehman2007
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie de David Lubar2007
Caught in the Act de Peter Moore2007
Eyes of the Emperor de Graham Salisbury2007
Finding Lubchenko de Michael Simmons2007
Black and White de Paul Volponi2007
Full Service de Will Weaver2007
A Certain Slant of Light de Laura Whitcomb2007
Poison de Chris Wooding2007
Looking for Alaska de John Green2006
Prom de Laurie Halse Anderson2006
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart de Deb Caletti2006
Last Shot de John Feinstein2006
Nothing to Lose de Alex Flinn2006
Playing in Traffic de Gail Giles2006
Godless de Pete Hautman2006
Saving Francesca de Melina Marchetta2006
The Hedge Knight de George R. R. Martin2006
The Hedge Knight - Second Edition [Graphic Novel] de George R. R. Martin2006
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales de Deborah Noyes2006
My Sister's Keeper de Jodi Picoult2006
Can't Get There from Here de Todd Strasser2006
Inside Out de Terry Trueman2006
Double Helix de Nancy Werlin2006
Jo sóc el missatger de Markus Zusak2006
Son of the Mob de Gordon Korman2005
El Secret de la nit de Mary Higgins Clark2005
A Northern Light de Jennifer Donnelly2005
Breakout de Paul Fleischman2005
Breaking Point de Alex Flinn2005
America de E. R. Frank2005
Fat Kid Rules the World de K. L. Going2005
A Parchment of Leaves de Silas House2005
Out of Order de A. M. Jenkins2005
The First Part Last de Angela Johnson2005
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things de Carolyn Mackler2005
Acceleration de Graham McNamee2005
Bottled Up de Jaye Murray2005
Fault Line de Janet Tashjian2005
10th Grade de Joe Weisberg2005
The Lovely Bones de Alice Sebold2004
Catalyst de Laurie Halse Anderson2004
Postals de terra de ningú de Aidan Chambers2004
Whale Talk de Chris Crutcher2004
Breathing Underwater de Alex Flinn2004
Hole in My Life de Jack Gantos2004
Damage de A. M. Jenkins2004
You Don't Know Me de David Klass2004
Stoner & Spaz de Ron Koertge2004
A Perfect Snow de Nora Martin2004
Blind Sighted de Peter Moore2004
Born Blue de Han Nolan2004
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East de Naomi Shihab Nye2004
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl de Joyce Carol Oates2004
Every Time a Rainbow Dies de Rita Williams-Garcia2004
One Hot Second de Cathy Young2004
Monster de Walter Dean Myers2002
Els avantatges de ser un marginat de Stephen Chbosky2002
Many Stones de Carolyn Coman2002
You Hear Me?: Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys de Betsy Franco2002
On the Fringe: Stories de Donald Gallo2002
Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won . . . and How You Can, Too de Cait Irwin2002
My Life, Take Two de Paul Many2002
Cut de Patricia McCormick2002
Night Flying de Rita Murphy2002
145th Street: Short Stories de Walter Dean Myers2002
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer de Gary Paulsen2002
The Body of Christopher Creed de Carol Plum-Ucci2002
The Sterkarm Handshake de Susan Price2002
Head Above Water de S. L. Rottman2002
Dreamland de Sarah2002
Players de Joyce Sweeney2002
Affrilachia: Poems de Frank X. Walker2002
Playing Without the Ball de Rich Wallace2002
Speak de Laurie Halse Anderson2001
Violet & Claire de Francesca Lia Block2001
Burning Up de Caroline B. Cooney2001
Romiette and Julio de Sharon M. Draper2001
The Way Things Never Were: The Truth About the "Good Old Days" de Norman H. Finkelstein2001
Jason's Gold de Will Hobbs2001
Heaven de Angela Johnson2001
La Bíblia de l'arbre del verí de Barbara Kingsolver2001
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon de Stephen King2001
Good Night, Maman de Norma Fox Mazer2001
Witches and Witch-Hunts : A History of Persecution de Milton Meltzer2001
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy de Sonya Sones2001


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