The Monarch Award is a reading program open to all K-3rd grade children in Illinois. The winner of the award is chosen by students who have voted for their favorite after reading at least 5 of the books on that year's nominated list.
The award is named in honor of the Monarch Butterfly, Illinois’ state insect. The butterfly symbolizes growth, change and freedom -- qualities that also characterize the emergent reader.
Click HERE to view the 2023 Monarch Award nominees.