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. The nominees for the 2021 YRCA have been selected.

Have a question about the YRCA? Read our FAQs.

YRCA 2021 Winners

The votes are in! See who took top spot in each category.


Voting goes until April 15, 2022 so choose your favourite title here. Teachers can submit votes on behalf of their class here.

Have you read an awesome book that you want to suggest for a future Young Reader's Choice Award? Suggest a title here.

Junior Division

Intermediate Division

Senior Division

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Read an awesome book? Suggest it for a future Young Reader's Choice Award!
Read an awesome book? Suggest it for a future Young Reader's Choice Award!

Classroom Resources

Featured - Educators

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

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

Check It Out

YRCA Lists and Blog Posts

Past Winners

2021 Winners

Junior Division

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy

by Tui Sutherland


City of Ghosts

by Victoria Schwab


Five Feet Apart

by Rachael Lippincott

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