A total of 299 Russell Elementary students voted for their favorite Bluebonnet Book along with thousands of other students throughout the state of Texas in January. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper was title with the most votes. The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books.The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is the recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award. The winner is presented with an Award at the Texas Library Convention in April.