Michigan Reading Association
Empowering all Michigan Students and Educators through Literacy


Great Lakes Great Books Nomination Form

Please use this form to nominate books that should be considered for placement on the 2016 Great Lakes Great Books ballot. Consideration should be made to content that would be appropriate for that grade level (language used and subject content). Books should have strong appeal for that age group.


Nomination Guidelines

How Books are Chosen:

A committee searches out books from many sources. Nominations are sought from interested members of the community through a nomination form sent to participants, printed in Michigan Reading Association newsletter and journal and posted on the website (www.michiganreading.org). A final determination of nominees, divided by grade levels, is assembled into a Great Lakes Great Books packet.

How Balloting is Done:

Great Lakes Great Books Packets are distributed at the MRA Annual Conference, MRA board meetings for board and committee chairs, placed in the MRA publications and posted on the MRA website. Packets include a ballot, certificate master, bookmarks, and the previous year's winners. Ballots are due on the 27th of January, 2016.

How Winners are Announced:

The winners are announced at the MRA Annual Conference, printed in MRA publications and posted on the MRA website. The results are also communicated to publishers and authors of the winning books.