White Pine Award Reading Program

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White Pine Award Reading Program

The White Pine Award reading program offers high school-aged teens at all grade levels the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles. All of these 10 books for Young Adults on this list are accessible and will allow all readers to be successful participants/voters. As in all of the independent reading programs, a reader only needs to read 5 books out of a list of 10 to qualify to vote. Based on student voting across the province, the most popular book is then selected and author is honoured with the White Pine Award.

The goals of the White Pine Award program are:

  • to promote reading for enjoyment among high school students
  • to make students aware of quality Canadian young adult books
  • to provide opportunities for students to discuss the nominated titles in an authentic manner

The White Pine Award is a project of the Ontario Library Association. http://www.accessola.com/ola/bins/content_page.asp?cid=92-263


How the White Pine Award Reading Program works.