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Middle School: The Sunshine State Young Readers Awards (SSYRA)

Books for Middle School

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The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) 6-8


A yearly book list for grades 6th - 8th



The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. The SSYRA committee is comprised of 20 qualified school librarians located throughout the state of Florida, subdivided into two committees- grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.