Rebecca Caudill Award
Rebecca Caudill lived and wrote books for nearly 50 years in Urbana, Illinois. 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.