Capitol Choices 2024 Kickoff Event

Highline RxR, Crystal City, VA

Join Capitol Choices for our kickoff event on March 10th at 5PM. Current members, come connect with each other in-person and get a chance to celebrate all your hard work on the 2023 list. Bring a friend who you think might love Capitol Choices! Connect, celebrate, recruit with us to kick off this great year. 

Prospective members–we’d love to meet you! Bring any questions you might have and we’ll make sure you’re welcomed into the fold. 

Door prizes for those who sign up for a 2024 reading group. Do you prefer picture books? YA books? Bring a prospective member with you for extra chances to win. 

We look forward to seeing you at our kickoff event, and at our meetings throughout the year. Visit for more information, or reach out to

The mission of Capitol Choices is to identify and select a yearly list of outstanding titles for children and teens. We consider books and audiobooks published in the current calendar year for readers from birth through the teen years. We look not only for those books and audiobooks that are obviously remarkable but also for those whose charm, art, information, or depth of feeling may enhance a young person’s world. We especially look for books that may not find an audience without the benefit of special attention.

Capitol Choices includes librarians, teachers, booksellers, children’s literature specialists, reviewers, and magazine editors who work in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in and around Washington, D.C. Since 1996, we have been meeting, discussing, and selecting recommended books for young people through the high school years. Most of us work directly with young people, and all of us share a passion for books and a commitment to pairing children with books.