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Girl reading Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, winner of the 2020-2021 Lectio Book Award, while sitting on the floor and leaning against a bookshelf in a library.
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green - 2020-2021 Lectio Book Award Winner

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Lectio Book Award’s mission is to encourage avid recreational reading, while also providing literary resources that support faculty in educating the whole-child. Lectio selections for middle grade readers (4th-8th) focus on books of high quality and high interest that feature diverse characters, thematic elements, and/or authorship.


  • Support student passion for reading quality literature that heightens their critical thinking skills and instills within them the global competencies and empathy that are vital for all citizens of our connected world

  • Build library collections that feature diverse literature in a variety of genres and formats that appeal to student interest

  • Provide a means for curricular collaboration within school communities

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