Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

Welcome to Minnesota Youth Reading Awards!

This is the home of the Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Book awards.

Upcoming events

Check back soon for more events!

   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.

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

Learn more and join today!

Minnesota students have voted.. the 2022 Youth Reading Award winners are:

Our MN Reading Award Announcement Party from Saturday April, 30 was a success!
Watch the party video above to hear from our mystery guests.

Take a peek at the 2022 voting results and 2023 nominees under the MHL & SOTN navigation tabs.

Thanks to all the MYRA volunteers who helped to put on a great show.

Thanks to our sponsors! Mackin Educational Services, Follett Library Services, MELSA Metro Public Libraries, and the Red Balloon Bookshop.

Thanks to the Mystery Guests: 

  • Hudda Ibrahim
  • Denise K. Lajimodiere and Angela Erdich
  • Phyllis Root
  • Margi Preus
  • Rebecca K. S. Ansari

Remember to renew your MEMBERSHIP and tell others about the benefits of MYRA:

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.

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