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.

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

Watch the 2019 MHL Awards


Watch the recorded Periscope video of the live event!

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Voting for the Maud Hart Lovelace (MHL) Div I, Div, II, and the Star of the North Awards is open Tuesday, Feb 25 through Tuesday, March 31. Members should log in and visit www.myrahome.org/voting for complete details.

    MYRA members have access to SOTN and MHL ballots and resources throughout the year. Check our members only resource page for more general resources.

    Join us to celebrate the winning titles and next year's nominees at the MYRA Awards Announcement Party on Saturday, April 18, 2-4 p.m. at the Burnhaven Library in Burnsville. Learn more.


    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306

    The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards are coming to the Burnhaven Library! Students across Minnesota are voting to decide the winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards, and now you are invited to hear the live results! You will also be the first to discover next year’s nominees, and you can even meet some of these surprise authors. Prize drawings, bookish activities, and refreshments round out this free event. Books will also be available for purchase.

    Will your favorite book win? What titles will be up for next year’s award? Don’t miss this exclusive chance to find out!

    Special thanks to Dakota County Library for hosting our event.



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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