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 2023 YRCA have been selected.

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Voting goes until April 15, 2023 so Vote Now for your favourite title.

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!

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Book Profiles (PDF)
Read, opens a new window these brief summaries to learn more about this year's nominees.

YRCA Poster
Print this 11" x 17" 2023 YRCA poster for your classroom.

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

YRCA Bookmarks
Print these 2023 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

2022 Winners

Junior Division

New Kid

by Jerry Craft


The Bridge Home

by Padma Venkatraman


We Set the Dark on Fire

by Tehlor Kay Mejia

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