Virginia State Reading Association

Virginia State Reading Association


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.

Please click here to view a video that VSRA's President, Tiffany Brocious, created and submitted for the ILA Distinguished Council Award and we won!  This video chronicles all of the amazing things that are happening across Virginia.


Literacy: The Root of all Learning

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 VSRA conference! We hope you enjoyed your time with us in Mermaid City and look forward to seeing you in Roanoke for our 50th Anniversary, March 16-18, 2017.


Want to present your passion at our 50th Annual Conference?
Fill out the form and submit your proposal by June 15, 2016.



Virginia State Reading Association Membership Procedures 2015-16

Membership opened on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Our membership year runs from August 15, 2015 - July 31, 2016. Please use your home email address to prevent firewall blocks or spam.
To become a member of VSRA in 2015-16:

  1. Click on membership tab.
  2. Click on become a member and complete the membership form. All starred fields must be completed. Select a local council and/or dual or tertiary councils.
  3. Members can pay via PayPal or Credit Card using the on-line system. On-line payment is encouraged.
  4. Members must click on the SUBMIT button (scroll down to bottom of page) in order for information to be recorded in the VSRA database.
  5. Members are asked to use personal emails, to prevent VSRA emails from getting blocked or going to spam.

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

The 2016-2017 Virginia Reader's Choice Titles are now available!

Click here for more information.

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