Line Tender - Kate Allen 12 year old Lucy must find a way to follow the sharks her mother loved, to move beyond the pain of what she’s lost.
Other Words For Home - Jasmine Warga Jude and her mother leave Syria because of the fighting and come to America. Will she find a way to fit in?
Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise - Dan Gemeinhart Coyote and her dad have been traveling the U.S. since the death of her mother and sisters. Can she trick her dad into going back home?
Right as Rain- Lindsey Stoddard When Rain’s brother dies, her family moves to New York. Will this hold her family together and hide her secret?
Tiger Queen - Annie Sullivan When her father is tricked by a stranger, Kateri turns to her enemy to train her to win the throne.
Unteachables - Gordon Korman Mr. Kermit is a burnt out teacher. Can the roughest kids in the school save him while he saves them?
Verify - Joelle Charbonneau Meri lives in Chicago, where the government has gone too far to control the people with lies. Is knowing the truth worth fighting for? * Book 2: Disclose
The 2020-2021 Truman Award Winners were:
First Place - Not If I Save You First
Second Place - Ghost Boys Third Place - City of Ghosts
West Middle's 2020-2021 Truman Winners: 1st Place - City of Ghosts 2nd Place - Skyward 3rd Place - Fire & Heist
Missouri 2019-2020 Truman Winners: 1st Place - To Catch a Killer 2nd Place - Renegades 3rd Place - Forget Me Not
West Middle's 2019-2020 Truman Winners: 1st Place - Greetings From Witness Protection 2nd Place - To Catch a Killer 3rd Place - Renegades
Missouri 2018-2019 Truman Winners: 1st Place - Projekt 1065 2nd Place - Girl I Used to Be 3rd Place - Ruined
West Middle's 2018-2019 Truman Winners: 1st Place - Ruined 2nd Place - Projekt 1065 3rd Place - Girl I Used to Be
TRUMAN PROGRAM NUTS AND BOLTS
WHO? Everyone at WMS can participate in the program. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders read the Truman Nominees.
WHAT? This is a program where students read from a selected list of 12 books that cover a wide variety of genres. After reading the book, students take a 10 question multiple choice computer quiz over the book in the library. Each time a student passes a quiz with a score of 7 or better, they earn a sticker for their chart and get a sweet treat. If four or more books are read by the first week of March, students get invited to a Pizza Party to vote for the book they liked best.
WHERE? The students can check out these titles from the WMS Library, classroom libraries, the St. Charles City-County Library, on mobile devices, etc. It all counts as long as you read the book and can pass the quiz. The quizzes must be taken in the WMS Library.
WHEN? The goal is to read four or more titles by the first week of March to get to vote and attend the Pizza Party.
WHY? Why would you want to participate? You get to read great books, eat free pizza from the outside world, and earn great prizes!
HOW? Come to the WMS Library and we will help get you started today!
**Students who read all twelve nominees on the list by May 15th will receive a certificate at the end-of-the-year awards assembly, and an extra prize!