Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study was to examine the Iowa Children's Choice Award lists for variety of reading levels, topics, and protagonists and compare this to the criteria set by the Iowa Association of School Librarians. A quantitative content analysis was conducted to allow comparison between the last four years of Iowa Children's Choice Award lists. Results showed that all of the texts chosen for the award lists in the last four years fell in the third through sixth grade level according to Fountas and Pinnell. The majority of the texts include a female protagonist making the award lists more desirable to female students. When looking at the four lists as a whole the researcher found that the majority of the texts fell into one of the ten topics children search most when entering a library.
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2013 Jessica Zimmerman
Zimmerman, Jessica, "An Examination of the Criteria for the Iowa Children's Choice Award List" (2023). Graduate Research Papers. 4120.