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Sunshine State Young Reader Award Online
The SSYRA program is sponsored by FAME and the Florida Department of Education.
A number of promotional materials for this program are available to FAME members as provided by the Florida Department of Education. To access those materials,
. On behalf of the SSYRA committee, we look forward to seeing everyone at this year's FAME conference.
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award Committee plans, coordinates, and monitors the selection of the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards by the school children of Florida. In addition, the committee plans an event at the annual conference for the presentation of the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards; and develops a master list of titles from which the book awards will be chosen.
SSYRA Committee Chair
Judy Van Blaricom
Would you like to be a member of this committee?
Click here to contact the committee chair.
Read Something Great? It's Time to Nominate!
Would you like to suggest future SSYRA titles for consideration? If so, fill out this updated form with information about the book. All recommendations received by June 1st, 2015 will be considered for the 2016-2017 list. Please remember titles must:
- Be Fiction.
- Have an author who lives in North America.
- Be appropriate for students from all around Florida in grades 3 to 5 and/or 6 to 8.
- Have a Copyright Date of 2012 or Later.
The SSYRA Logo is Here!
You've asked for a simple logo that captures the joy of being a Florida reader. Here it is. Below are .jpgs of the new SSYRA logo in black and white and color. Feel free to use them to promote the program and thanks for being an SSYRA supporter!
And Now a Word to Our Sponsors:
Thank you for helping us keep the program going!
**Interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the SSYRA Chair Jennifer Underhill, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSYRA program is facilitated through your child's school. In most cases the school library media specialist administers the program, registers the school, and organizes voting. Please see your school librarian to ask how your child can get involved in the SSYRA program.