Each year, librarians from various international schools meet and select 25-30 books in each of the Sakura Medal categories (Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle School, High School, Japanese Picture Books, Japanese Chapter Books, Japanese Middle School, and Japanese High School). Books are chosen that are no more than two years old and that are from a variety of backgrounds and across a wide range of reading abilities.
Elementary students who read five books in any category will be eligible to vote for their favourite. Votes will then be tallied across all participating schools and the winning author in each category will receive a Sakura Medal.
Voting was held in April and the winners have just been announced! To find out, please visit http://www.sakuramedal.com/