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Sasquatch Book Award 

Kids' Choice Award for 4th through 6th grades


Sasquatch Reading Award

        • Read or listen to any two nominated titles to be eligible to vote. 
        • Books can be found at your school library and at the public library. Ask a librarian if you need help. 
        • Voting takes place March 15 -April 19 and the winner for the state is announced shortly after voting closes. 


And the 2018 Sasquatch Award Winner is... The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

 2018 Sasquatch Award Winner

The Washington Library Association's Sasquatch Book Award Committee is thrilled to announce that the young people of Washington State have elected Dan Gemeinhart's The Honest Truth as the 2018 Sasquatch Award Winner. Dan Gemeinhart describes The Honest Truth in this way: 

 “In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He’s got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day.But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it’s the last thing he ever does.The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and one incredible journey.”

The Honest Truth is a very important book to me. I hope you enjoy it.

The Honest Truth was Dan Gemeinhart's debut novel.  For more information about Dan please see his website. 

Thank you to everyone who read and voted!

Curious to see how the other nominees did? The pie chart coming soon shows the percentage of votes each book received.