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.

Cast Your Vote

Vote for your favourite title(s) by April 15, 2021. You can vote as many times as you want and in any division.


Voting goes until April 15, 2021 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

I am Still Alive
by Kate Alice Marshall

Five Feet Apart
by Rachael Lippincott

by Neal Shusterman

Cast Your VoteCast Your Vote for YRCA

Vote for your favourite 2021 YRCA books by April 15, 2021.

Classroom Resources

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Here are the resources you need to support YRCA in your classroom:

View the YRCA Presentation
YRCA presentations are temporarily suspended, but you can view our virtual presentation here.

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.

YRCA Poster
Print this 11" x 17" 2021 YRCA poster for your classroom.

YRCA Bookmarks
Print these 2021 YRCA bookmarks for your students! For best results, print double sided and choose "flip on short edge".

Suggest a Future YRCA TitleSuggest a Future YRCA Title

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!

Check It Out

YRCA Lists and Blog Posts

Past Winners

2020 Winners

Junior Division


by Alan Gratz


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

by Dusti Bowling


The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

2019 Winners
2018 Winners
2017 Winners
2016 Winners
2015 Winners
2014 Winners
2013 Winners
2012 Winners
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