Rebecca Caudill lived and wrote books for nearly 50 years in Urbaba, Illinios. The RBCYA is an annual award given to the author of a book written for grades 4th-8th. It is THE award voted for by YOU the students, not the adults!
The purposes of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award are:
To encourage children and young adults to read for personal satisfaction. To develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children and young people and to promote a desire for literacy.
To encourage cooperation among Illinois agencies providing educational and library service to young people.
See the 2021 Caudill List
Watch the Youtube Book Traliers
Read the descriptions on the Presentation