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When Marcie Neal was President of the Missouri Library Association she planned and initiated the award for a book to be chosen by the children of Missouri. It was named "THE MARK TWAIN AWARD" in honor of the Missouri author who is our best known contributor to world literature.

The purpose of the award is to stimulate reading and to encourage our children to read some of the best new books for young people. Each year the number of children voting has increased. In 1990, almost 90,000 children participated. The award has grown in stature and has become recognized on the national level. Children from 4th through 8th grade who read or had read to them at least 4 (four) of these books are eligible to vote. Each student gets ONE vote.


The Truman Readers Award

The Truman Readers Award is the name of the new award established to primarily address those readers in the middle/junior high ranges, a category for book titles a little “older” than those on the Mark Twain list, and a little “younger” than those on the Gateway list. 


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