Announcement: YRCA 2020 Nominees

Ready, set, read! The 2020 Young Readers Choice Award Nominees are here:

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)

  • The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  • The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
  • The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
  • The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Intermediate Division (Grades 7-9)

  • Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • Exo by Fonda Lee
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  • Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
  • Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturb

Senior Division (Grades 10-12)

  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Call for Nominations

Professional growth, cross-border collaboration, camaraderie, a chance to give back to our profession… there’s a valuable opportunity we’re excited to tell you about!

PNLA has 3 openings on the Board of Directors in 2019.  Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know.

The positions are:

1st Vice President / President Elect

  • Serves a one-year term and takes office at the 2019 annual conference
  • Assists the President in planning and arranging PNLA programs.
  • Assumes the office of President the following year, and becomes the Past-President the year after that.
  • Investigates annual conference location two years in advance of Provincial/State host rotation.  Facilitates president’s signing of contract.

2nd Vice President

  • Serves a two-year term, taking office at the 2019 annual conference
  • Maintains membership records and communication via Wild Apricot member management software
  • Collaborates in posting to social media on behalf of PNLA


  • Serves a two-year term, taking office at the 2019 annual conference
  • Takes meeting minutes and collects reports
  • Updates the PNLA Jobs webpage and other pages at, along with fellow members of the board, via WordPress.
  • Collaborates in posting to social media on behalf of PNLA
  • Updates the PNLA Board Handbook


The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2019. Nominees must be members in good standing of PNLA by the time voting takes place.


To make a nomination or for further details and information, contact Ree West, board secretary, at or (509)893-8412.