The grants allow the schools to receive a set of the books nominated for Illinois reader’s choice awards, according to a news release from District 181.
Elm School has received the Bluestem grant and will therefore receive the 20 books nominated for the 2015 Bluestem Award.
Prospect School has received the Monarch grant and will therefore receive the 20 books nominated for the 2015 Monarch Award.
The Bluestem and Monarch award program committees publish a list of 20 nominated titles each year. The Bluestem Award is for students in grades 3-5 while the Monarch Award is for students in kindergarten and grades 1-3, the release stated.