These sites are about the Gateway Readers Award Nominees for 2003-2004. This is a contest in which Missouri students in grades 9-12 vote on their favorite book. The sites include biographies of the authors, book discussion guides, lesson plans, reviews, and excerpts. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Utah’s Beehive Awards.
This is a book discussion guide for Virginia Euwer Wolff's book "True Believer." NOTE: The discussion questions include spoilers, so make sure you have read the novel before reading this section of the site.
This is a book discussion guide for Ann Brasheres' nominated book, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." NOTE: The discussion questions include spoilers, so make sure you have read the novel before reading the site.
Here is information about the nominees for Utah's Beehive Literature Awards for young adults. There are biographies of the authors, lesson plans, excerpts, and reviews of the books. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Missouri's version of the award, The Gateway Readers Award.