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

    • Thursday, June 01, 2023
    • Friday, September 01, 2023
    • All Over Minnesota

    Minnesota readers, use the summer to get ahead with the newest Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North nominees!

    Most public library branches will have these books prominently displayed. Also check for any summer reading incentives. Freebies for reading are totally cool!

    Checkout out our newest nominees list here...

    Star of the North (Grades PreK+)

    Maud Hart Lovelace (Grades 3+)

   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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