ROSIE

Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Program

What is it?
     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 who read any of approximately 25 nominated books are  
eligible to rate each book they've read.
 
     The program is sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators (AIME), an association of the Indiana Library
Federation.
 
     The purpose of the Rosie Award is to encourage high school students to read for fun
 
Who is Eliot Rosewater?
     Eliot Rosewater is a recurring fictional character in Kurt Vonnegut's novels.  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."

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