What is the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award?
The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 20 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they’ve read. Ballots are available on the Rosie website. The votes are tabulated each May, and the winner is announced.
Who is Eliot Rosewater?
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 award is often referred to as the “Rosie Award” or “Rosie.”
- Read at least one Eliot Rosewater book selection this year.
- Pass a Reading Counts! test on the book.
- Vote for the book when you return it to the media center. (See Mrs. Von Almen for ballot.)
YOU CAN EARN REWARDS FOR READING AND VOTING!
- Pass 5 Eliot Rosewater Reading Counts! tests to earn a candy bar.
- Pass 10 Eliot Rosewater Reading Counts! tests to earn a $5. 00 restaurant gift certificate.
- Pass 15 Eliot Rosewater Reading Counts! tests to earn a $10 Amazon gift card.
- Pass 20 Eliot Rosewater Reading Counts! tests to earn a movie ticket.
- Pass 25 Eliot Rosewater Reading Counts! tests to earn a $25 Amazon gift card.
For every 5 books read, students will have their names included in a drawing for gifts to be given away at an end of the year Eliot Rosewater party!