Nutmeg Teen Award
is the Nutmeg Book Award?
Nutmeg Teen Book Award is the "Young Adult Choice Award" for
Connecticut. It was established to encourage students in
grades 7 and 8 to continue reading quality literature after grades
4,5,6 which were the grades for the Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award..
decides the winner?
Connecticut students in grades 7 and 8 vote for the winner from a
selected list of 10 books determined by the Nutmeg Award Book
Selection Committee comprised of children's and young adult
librarians, school library media specialists, teachers, and two
student readers chosen by application. List of nominated books
available in January, promotional materials available in May, summer
programs featured in public libraries June through September, school
promotional programs September through December, voting in January,
and winner announced in February.
did the award begin?
Nutmeg Teen Award for grades 7 & 8 began in 2004. It follows the
Nutmeg Children's Book Award which began in 1991. It is
sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the
Connecticut Educational Media Association (CEMA.)
special criteria are used to select this award?
fiction with appeal for readers in grades 7 and 8.
written by an author who currently resides in the United States.
copyrighted in the United States and published in the last five
currently in print and available in paperback as well as hardcover.
that are written with strong characterization, vivid setting,
striking language, well-constructed plat, and a plausible
is it called the Nutmeg Teen Book Award?
Connecticut is unofficially known as the Nutmeg State, not because
the state produces the spice in large quantities, but because its
early citizens were so skilled and industrious that they could make
and sell wooden nutmegs.
does the award look like?
nutmeg fruit reveals the nutmeg seed. Leaves of the nutmeg
tree form a background. Surrounding this are the
phrases--"NUTMEG TEEN BOOK AWARD" and "CHOSEN BY CONNECTICUT'S