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     We are patiently...ok...maybe not SO patiently, waiting the arrival of our current SSYRA books for this year. There has evidently been a delay from the publisher, but we hope to receive them soon. You can find the books on Amazon or at the public library until ours arrive.

    3-5_2021-2022_ssyra_annotated_list.pdf (floridamediaed.org)

     20212022 annotated list (floridamediaed.org)

     

    SSYRA Jr. Sunshine State Young Readers Award

     The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. The SSYRA committee is comprised of 20 qualified school librarians located throughout the state of Florida.

    Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr.

    Welcome to the newest reading award program sponsored by FAME: the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. (SSYRA Jr)! The mission of the SSYRA Jr. program is to develop student interest in reading for pleasure by exposing them to a wide range of appropriate literature. Sunshine State Jr. books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to listen to these books read to them, read them in a small group setting, or read independently to develop skills in fluency and comprehension. Students will be eligible to vote in the spring after listening/reading at least three of the books.