Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

2020 Maud Hart Lovelace (MHL) Award Nominees

Our selection committee is happy to announce the 2019-2020 school year nominees for Division I and Division II of the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. To learn how our committee selects titles, please visit our main MHL page.

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2020 MHL Division I Nominees

  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
  • Framed! by James Ponti
  • Lemons by Melissa Savage
  • The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • Save Me a Seat by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
  • The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey
  • Towers Falling​ by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Wish by Barbara O'Connor


2020 MHL Division II Nominees

  • Cyclone by Doreen Cronin
  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
  • Framed! by James Ponti
  • Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
  • The Parker Inheritance​ by Varian Johnson
  • *Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Wolf Hollow​ by Lauren Wolk


*Please be advised that an asterisk indicates titles for mature readers. The nominee lists are not intended to be an automatic recommendation of the books. Since selection policies vary, please apply your specific selection criteria to each title and purchase those titles that best meet the needs of your library or school.

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