Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award

The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children's choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.


2015-2016 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Winners

Picture Books Chris Gall  Dog vs. Cat
Grades 4 – 6 Jennifer Holm  The Fourteenth Goldfish
Graphic Novels 4 – 6 CeCe Bell  El Deafo
Grades 6 – 9 Kwame Alexander  The Crossover
High school Jennifer Lynn Barnes  The Naturals


2017-2018 Nominees

2017-2018 Reading Logs

Black Eyed Susan Book Log: Grades 6-9

Black-Eyed Susan Book Log: Grades 9-12

Black-Eyed Susan Book Log: Graphic Novels


 2017-2018 Graphic Novel Nominees, Grades 6-9

2017-2018 Fiction Nominees, Grades 6-9

2017-2018 Fiction Nominees, High School




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