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.

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!

2021 MYRA Awards Ceremony 

The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards -- home of the Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace awards -- are pleased to present the 2021 MYRA Awards!

View the recorded virtual awards ceremony from November 6, 2021, featuring an incredible line-up of authors, prize giveaways, and lots of fun.

Special guests include:

  • Ame Dyckman (Misunderstood Shark)
  • Laurie Keller (Potato Pants)
  • Gordon Korman (Restart)
  • Scott Magoon (Misunderstood Shark)
  • Matt Meyers (A Dog Named Doug)
  • Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
  • Karma Wilson (A Dog Named Doug)
  • Kelly Yang (Front Desk)

Upcoming events

Check back soon for more events!

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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