WJRC and NJLA Board Members will announce the winners of this year's M. Jerry Weiss Book Award during a live Zoom event on March 23rd at 5PM. Please register for this event using this LINK
The M. Jerry Weiss Book Award was established in 1994 by the New Jersey Reading Association to honor Dr. M. Jerry Weiss, distinguished service professor at New Jersey City University and nationally known advocate of children’s literature.
Continuing this legacy, the New Jersey Literacy Association and the West Jersey Reading Council now collaborate to present this award, affectionately known as “The Jerry."
Three awards are given in the following Pre-K through Grade 6 categories: picture book, chapter book/novel, and graphic novel.
The committee welcomes nominations within a variety of genres that consider diverse viewpoints, equitable representation reflective of New Jersey communities, effectiveness of expression, and imagination.
Final voting will take place with teachers and students!
Please cast your vote with your students for the chosen book within your grade level band. Teachers may also cast votes for categories outside their given grade level. If you have more than one class, feel free to submit a vote for each.
All votes are due by 3/3/23 at 4:00 pm.