Three Stars Book Award

Three Stars Book Award

Building a culture of reading across DC schools.

The Three Stars Book Award is a project of the District of Columbia Library Association: School Library Section, local librarians and reading advocates. The inaugural award was given in 2017. Voting for the Three Stars Book Award takes place in May and June, and is open to students who live or go to school in Washington, DC.

The award strives to recognize books that incorporate diversity, multiculturalism, and other curricular connections as a means to connect reading to learning while building a culture of reading across DC schools. Nominees are chosen by a committee based on readers' interests and requests. Winners are chosen by students and readers across the District. 

Check out the nominated books for 2021 with your DC Public Library card and visit us again in May and June to vote for the 2021 winning titles!

Three Stars Book Award Nominees 2021

Young Readers 


Upper Elementary


Middle School


High School