Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

2023 Star of the North (SOTN) Award Nominees

Our selection committee is happy to announce the nominees for the Star of the North picture book award. To learn how our committee selects titles, please visit our main SOTN page.

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2023 SOTN Nominees

  • Begin with a Bee

    by Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin & Phyllis Root; Illustrated by Claudia McGehee

  • The Box Turtle written and illustrated by Vanessa Roeder
  • The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist; illustrated by Darnell Johnson
  • Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez; illustrated by  Elisa Chavarri
  • Jayden's Impossible Garden by Mélina Mangal; illustrated by Ken Daley
  • Josie Dances by Denise Lajimodiere; illustrated by Angela Erdrich
  • Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand; illustrated by Nabi H. Ali
  • Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey; illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey 
  • The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee; illustrated by Pascal Campion 
  • What Color is My Hijab? by Hudda Ibrahim; illustrated by Meenal Patel

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