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What is the ORA Patricia Gallagher Book Award?
The award is a childrens choice award founded in 1997. It is named for Patricia Gallagher, a retired Western Oregon professor of childrens literature who is a former president of ORA. It is the goal of the Oregon Reading Association, a professional organization of nearly 3,000 members, to promote literacy and a love of reading.
How are the books chosen?
A committee of ORA leaders, school librarians, public librarians, teachers, and school administrators review and select the books. The books must be readily available in paper, be no more than eight years old from the original copyright date (usually hardback), hold an innate appeal to children, have quality text and illustrations and work well as a read-aloud.
Who may vote?
Oregon school children of all ages.
When to vote?
Voting will occur between
September, 2016 and April, 2017.
Votes must be reported by May 1, 2017
Where to vote?
Voting may take place
in any participating classroom, school library, or public library
in the state of Oregon.
Each child votes for an individual favorite. Votes should be tallied and totals sent to Mickie French: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include totals for all books and the school and grade level(s) of the voters.
To find out how to borrow a set of the five books for this year, email Priscilla Ing: email@example.com. You must have the Lane ESD Courier Service or make arrangements to pick them up.
A ballot with book images in color can be downloaded here:
color book cover ballot_3
The September 26th EERC Professional Development workshop will introduce the 2016-2017 Gallagher books
Email Judy Davies with questions about workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org