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

MYRA Apparel

Classic t-shirt design in stock soon!

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ramsey County Library - Maplewood Branch
    Register


    Celebrate the 2019 MYRAs!

    The Minnesota Youth Reading Awards -- home of the Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace awards -- and Ramsey County Library are pleased to present the 2019 MYRA Awards!

    Author Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the Maud Hart Lovelace Div II winner A Night Divided, will be there in person to accept her award. Join us as we celebrate these award winning titles and Minnesota readers everywhere!

    As always, our events are free for all! This is a family-friendly event. Red Balloon Bookshop will be selling books - be sure to meet Jennifer in person and get your copies signed!

    RSVP for reminders!

    Location: 3025 Southlawn Dr, Maplewood, MN 55109

    Want flyers for your students, classrooms, and libraries? Download them here!

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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