OCRA sponsors a contest in connection with the California Young Reader Medal program. In the program, specific books are read and the favorites are voted for. To learn about the program, go to http://californiayoungreadermedal.org/. It will explain how the program works, have lists of the current nominees, and copies of the ballot.
To participate in the OCRA contest, begin by planning to read the books in your grade level to your students. You can get the books at the local public library if your school library does not have them or if you are not able to get copies from donations or other sources.
After you have voted for your choices, send a copy of your ballot to:
Joan Macon, OCRA drawing
1581 West Pacific Place
Anaheim, CA 92802
After the April 1 deadline, a drawing will be held by OCRA and the winning ballot copy will receive a FREE set of books for the next year’s contest.
The CYRM program was established to offer students a chance to read (or hear read to them) good contemporary children’s fiction. Why not give the program a try and maybe win some books at the same time?