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William Allen White

William Allen White Book Challenge
Students in grades 3-5 are able to participate in the William Allen White Award program. This is a Kansas state book award and the winner of the award is chosen by students.  The award is in honor of William Allen White, a renowned newspaper editor, politician and author from Kansas.  Each year, books, published within the past two years, are nominated by Kansas librarians for categories in grade 3-5 and grades 6-8. All students who read at least two books and receive 70% or above on a quiz over the books will be invited to a special reward party in late April after the voting is complete.  

Please check out this year’s nominated books:  

  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman
  • Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
  • When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons By Julie Fogliano
  • Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
  • Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
  • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan