Virginia State Reading Association

Virginia State Reading Association

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VSRA is a professional organization actively engaged in promoting literacy throughout Virginia. We support our community by sharing current instructional strategies and research. We advocate for the elimination of illiteracy in our state.  Learn more...

Literacy: The Root of all Learning

2017 Marks our 50th Anniversary

Join us in Roanoke for our 50th Anniversary, March 16-18, 2017. It's going to be a big celebration that you won't want to miss!  

Click here for more information and to register for the 2017 conference!

Click here to view our 50th anniversary video!

Membership is Now Open for the 2016-17 School Year!

The cost of joining VSRA and a local council is $30.  The cost is only $20 for paraprofessionals, retirees, and full-time students. Can't decide which local council to join?  Check out the list of local councils on the Membership page.  Consider joining more than one council to increase your professional development opportunities and broaden your networking circle.  There are two statewide councils, one for secondary educators and one for college reading educators. They are great councils to join in addition to your local council(s). Members may add a dual and tertiary council for $10 each.  Click here for more information about the value of membership in VSRA.

The VSRA Membership year runs from August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.

Don't Delay -- Join Now!


Check out all of the exciting events happening around the state of Virginia! For more information, see our Calendar of Events.

Voting is now open for the Virginia Reader's Choice program!

Click here to cast your ballot! Voting ends on April 15, 2017!

The 2017-2018 Virginia Reader's Choice book lists are now available!

Click here to access the Primary, Elementary, Middle School, and High School lists.

2015-16 Virginia Readers' Choice Winners:


Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer

Lion vs. Rabbit



Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein


Middle School:

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

prisoner b-3087

High School:

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

fake id book


The Cart That Carried Martin by Eve Bunting

Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre

Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J Muth

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty

Sparky! by Jenny Offill

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown


Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley

Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber

Gone Fishing, a novel in verse by Tamera Will Wissinger

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy

Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Three Ring Rascals: The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise

Middle School

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan

Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord

The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

High School

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

March: Book One by John Lewis

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Reality Boy by A.S. King

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 VSRA conference, we hope you enjoyed your time with us in Mermaid City!