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.

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.

2021 Nominees Released!

Renew your MYRA membership today by logging in with your account. See our step-by-step guide for help.

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!

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual!

    Celebrate the 2020 MYRAs!

    The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards -- home of the Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace awards -- are pleased to present the 2020 MYRA Awards! Tune in to Facebook Live for our first fully virtual awards ceremony, featuring an incredible line-up of authors, prize giveaways, and lots of fun. Special guests include:

    Doreen Cronin (Cyclone)

    Troy Cummings (Can I be Your Dog?)

    Alan Gratz (Refugee)

    Ryan T. Higgins (We Don’t Eat Our Classmates)

    Barbara O'Connor (Wish)

    James Ponti (Framed!)

    Jewell Parker Rhodes (Towers Falling)

    Bob Shea (Crash, Splash, Moo!)

    As always, our events are family friendly and free for all! Online book sales are provided by Red Balloon Bookshop. Purchase a book from any of our 2020 MYRA Awards authors to receive a signed bookplate (while supplies last).

    Members: see the member resource page for flyers!

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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