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

    • Saturday, November 04, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Eden Prairie Library

    Celebrate the 2023 MYRAs!

    The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards -- home of the Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace awards -- and the Eden Prairie Library are pleased to present the 2023 MYRA Awards!

    James Ponti, author of the Maud Hart Lovelace Div I winner and Div II honorable mention, City Spies, will be there in person to accept their award. In addition, Vanessa Roeder, author of the Star of the North winner The Box Turtle, will also 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 selling books - be sure to meet James and Vanessa in person and get your copies signed!

    RSVP for reminders!

    Location: 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    Want flyers for your students, classrooms, and libraries? Download flyer here! 

   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!

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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