Young Reader’s Choice Awards 2020 Nominees

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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

 


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Young Reader’s Choice Award History

Since 1940 young readers in the Pacific Northwest have been participating in the Young Reader’s Choice Award (YRCA). The award was established in 1940 by Harry Hartman, a Seattle bookseller, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure. The Young Reader’s Choice Award is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association and continues to be the longest-running children’s choice book award. It is also the only international award with young readers in both the United States and Canada participating in the program.

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