Gateway Readers Award

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Because reading is the gateway to knowledge and lifelong learning, because the teen years are the gateway to adulthood, and because Missouri was the Gateway to the West, the Gateway Readers Award is for authors of books selected by students in Misouri in grades nine through twelve.