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.

COVID-19: MYRA Voting and Events

MYRA voting window has been extended through June 15.

Due to so many changes in the past few weeks, we will extend our voting window through June 15. You can access all voting materials on our website: myrahome.org/voting

If you have any questions about voting, please contact Kari Healy, Voting Chair, at voting@myrahome.org or Kelly Iverson-Egge, Membership Chair, at membership@myrahome.org

We have cancelled our spring announcement event due to social distancing guidelines.  We will announce the 2020-2021 nominees on April 18 through email and social media.

Our board is also working on contacting authors of the current Star of the North nominees to see if they would be willing to make a video of themselves reading their books. We will let you know if anything becomes available.

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

Watch the 2019 MHL Awards


Watch the recorded Periscope video of the live event!

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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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