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Arkansas Diamond Nominees: Students in grades 1 - 3 vote on their favorite book at the end of the year. These votes are sent to the state and added to votes from students all over Arkansas to determine the winner of the award.
Use your CALS Tech Card to check out books online. The Arkansas Diamond nominees are available, at no charge, using the CALS Tech Card. Need a card? contact me at email@example.com. Provide the name of your child and the teacher.
The Arkansas Diamond nominees for 2020-2021 are:
The United States vs. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
The Hugely Wugely Spider by Ethan T. Berlin
There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac
Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Howard Bryant
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Doll E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey
Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer
Dear Substitute by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick
The Charlie May Simon Award is for books that are appropriate for students in grades 4 - 6. Students will vote on their favorites in May.
Children must have read or heard at least three of the books from this list in order to be eligible to vote.
The Charlie May Simon Award Nominees for 2020-2021 are:
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy Cherrix
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
Lousiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
The One and Only Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
The Miscalculatons of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Dear Sister by Alison McGhee
Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story by Jennifer Roy
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman
Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson