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.