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SSYRAP and FTR Results


Published on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:20

Congratulations to all Orange County schools* that participated in the 2020 - 2021 Sunshine State Young Readers Awards! 62 schools participated, and cast 2,785 votes.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program (SSYRAP) and Florida Teens Read (FTR) elections were held between March 8th and April 16th, 2021.

Below are the winning books for Orange County. For statewide winners, visit the Florida Association for Media in Education website. Statewide results were posted on April 23rd, 2021.

SSYRA Jr. Winner

Can I Be Your Dog?
Written and illustrated by Troy Cummings


SSYRA 3 - 5 Winner

Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere, by Elise Gravel


SSYRA 6 - 8 Winner

City Spies, by James Ponti


FTR Winner

Heroine, by Mindy McGinnis


Grade Levels Total Turnout
K - 2 2,055
3 - 5 689
6 - 8 38

*This year, participating schools partnered with our office to use our online ballot system, to give students doing remote or hybrid learning the opportunity to vote for their favorite book. For more information about the online ballot system used for this year's awards, please contact us.