For Authors

Thank you so much for showing interest in the Global Read Aloud.  If you are wondering how your book can become a contender, please read on.  There are many factors that come into play for a book to be a contender, in fact, it has to fulfill the following criteria:

  • It is a chapter book suitable for grades 2nd and up, 4th grade and up, 6th grade and up, or 9th grade and up.
  • If it is a chapter book, it should have less than 250 pages or so.
  • If it is to be considered for the picture book author or illustrator book study then there have to be at least six different books produced and they all have to be in print.
  • The books have to be easily accessible to a global audience, this means that readers around the world can purchase the book somehow.
  • Provides us with opportunities to grow and connect as readers
  • Would spark meaningful conversations between varied student groups.
  • Is unlike the other books that have been selected in the past.

If you feel your book or books fulfill all of these criteria please send it to me here:

Pernille Ripp

Oregon Middle School

601 Pleasant Oak Dr

Oregon, WI 53575

If I receive your book, I will do my best to read it as well as offer up for discussion to the GRA community.

Book decision process:

(To see a more detailed post, go here)

  1. Anyone can suggest a book as they sign up for the project.
  2. In the spring, I will create a shortlist of about 30 books to offer up for discussion and vote.  These titles will be ones I have personally read or that have been suggested multiple times. The community then votes on the top 10 from there.
  3. In April or May the top 10 will be voted upon (and sometimes a few late titles get added as well) by the community to narrow it down to the Top 5.
  4. Top 5 is then voted on, with final decision resting with me.
  5. Selected books will be announced hopefully by June 1st.

If you have any questions or thoughts regarding this, please feel free to contact me.  Authors are such a vital part of the Global Read Aloud so thank you for your interest.

To contact the creator, Pernille Ripp