Indiana State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees 2022-23

See Book List    Picture Book

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Middle Grade

Indiana Eliot Rosewater High School Book Award Nominees

See Book List    2022-23

See Book List    2021-22


The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children. Select a category below to view each age group’s reading list and access resource guides and activity sheets for each book. Students vote on their favorites!

 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 Eliot Rosewater High School Book Award is often referred to as the “Rosie Award” or “Rosie.”