• Black Eyed Susan

    Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.


    Black Eyed Susan Book Categories

    Grade 4-6 Novels

    Grade 4-6 Graphic Novels

    Grade 6-9 Novels

    Grade 6-9 Graphic Novels


    Books are available for check out at the Bates MS library, on MackinVia or at the public library.


    Bates Black Eyed Susan Program Incentives:

    7 books by December

    Hot Cocoa & Candy Cane Party


    10 books by February

    Cupcake Party


    7 books by April

    Ice Cream Party


    35 books by May

    Field trip to Skyzone!