• The Bluestem Award is awarded to books geared toward intermediate grades (3-5).  The Illinois State Library Media Association nominates books for the award.  Students who read at least 4 of the nominated books for the year can vote for their favorite.  After the votes are tallied across Illinois, the winner is declared.  Students who read a Bluestem book need to log the book in Biblionasium as well as write a review.  If students do not have access to Biblionasium at home, they can contact Mrs. Thompson for an alternative assignment.  For more information, please see below.