Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

Welcome to MYRA, the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards, home of the Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Book awards.

Board positions now open!

What's MYRA?

It is Minnesota Youth Reading Awards' (MYRA's) purpose to administer yearly "read and vote" awards programs, providing nominee titles that offer opportunities for Minnesota youth to see themselves and others in the pages, to make new connections, and to engage and enjoy the world of reading.

Proudly 100% volunteer powered! Connecting Minnesota youth to amazing books for 40 years.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • ITEM 2019 Conference - Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

    See MYRA @ ITEM 2019!

    Come see the MYRA booth at the 2019 ITEM conference at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. We'll be handing out lots of goodies, thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

    Come get some MYRA swag, and you might even leave with some extra prizes! Friday only

    Location: 7025 Northland Dr N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ramsey County Library - Maplewood Branch

    Celebrate the 2019 MYRAs!

    The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards -- home of the Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace awards -- and Ramsey County Library are pleased to present the 2019 MYRA Award Presentations!

    Author Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the Maud Hart Lovelace Div 2 winner "A Night Divided", will be there in person to accept her award. Join us as we celebrate these award winning titles and Minnesota readers everywhere!

    As always, our events are free for all! This is a family-friendly event. Red Balloon Bookshop will be at our event selling Jennifer's books - be sure to get your copies signed!

    RSVP for reminders!

    Location: 3025 Southlawn Dr, Maplewood, MN 55109

Why Join MYRA?

  • Access to voting privileges for both the Maud Hart Lovelace AND the Star of the North Book Awards for one site
  • Member-only resources and goodies
  • Summer packet of items including posters, bookmarks and more from our sponsors
  • Updates throughout the year about events and resources related to the current nominees

Volunteer With MYRA!

We are always needing assistance with MYRA activities throughout the year.

Please email president@myrahome.org if you are interested in joining our organization! MYRA cannot function without our great volunteers, from board members, selection committee members and readers.

Congrats to the 2019 MYRA Winners!

Congratulations to all our 2019 MYRA winners and honor titles!

Many thanks to Red Balloon Bookshop, Ramsey County Library Roseville and authors Brenda J. Child and Brian Farrey for partnering with us for our 2019 announcement event!

See the recording of our live stream below on Periscope. Use our navigation links above to see winning titles and 2020 nominees!

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