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The Florida Association for Media in Education began in 1972 when the Florida Association of School Librarians, the Florida Audiovisual Association, and the Florida Association of Educational Television voted to merge into one association. Members of these three groups felt the potential for leadership could best be realized through the coordinated effort of print and non-print services joining together to share the same goals and purposes. FAME was incorporated by the State of Florida on February 20, 1973. The first conference was held that year in Miami Beach, Florida, with the theme "Fame-Alpha Year.”

SSYRA - Sunshine State Young Readers Award

Read Something Great? It's Time to Nominate!

Would you like to suggest future SSYRA titles for consideration? If so, fill out this updated form with information about the book. All titles received before June 1st,  that qualify will be considered for the forthcoming year's list. Please remember titles must:

  • Be Fiction.

  • Have an author who lives in North America.

  • Be appropriate for students from all around Florida in grades 3 to 5 and/or 6 to 8.

  • Have a Copyright Date of 2011 or Later.

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