Young Reader's Choice Awards

The Young Reader’s Choice Awards (YRCA) is a year-long reading program for children in Grades 4 to 12 living in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA), it is the only award where children choose the nominated books and the winners.

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Thank you to everyone who voted for our 2024 YRCA titles. We are excited to announce the winners for this year.

Junior Division

1st Unplugged by Gordon Korman
2nd Starfish by Lisa Fipps
3rd The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

Intermediate Division

1st Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
2nd Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
3rd The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

Senior Division

1st Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
2nd Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
3rd The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Voting is Closed

Voting for YRCA 2024 books is closed. Stay tuned for winner announcements in the coming weeks!

Junior Division

Intermediate Division

Senior Division

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Book Profiles (PDF)
Read these brief summaries to learn more about this year's nominees.

YRCA Poster
Print this 11" x 17" 2024 YRCA poster for your classroom.

Classroom Votes
Teachers can submit votes for a school or classroom.

YRCA Bookmarks
Print these 2024 YRCA bookmarks for your students! For best results, print double sided and choose "flip on short edge".

Check It Out

YRCA Lists and Blog Posts

Past Winners

2023 Winners

Junior Division


When Stars are Scattered (Graphic Novel)

by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed



The Paper Girl of Paris

by Jordyn Taylor



The Inheritance Games

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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