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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 2020 YRCA have been selected and voting closes on April 15, 2020.

Have a question about the YRCA? Read our FAQs.

Read. Vote. Repeat.

Vote for your favourite until April 15, 2020.


Voting for 2020 is now open 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


by Alan Gratz


by Gordon Korman

The Pants Project

by Cat Clarke

The Wizards of Once

by Cressida Cowell


by Katherine Applegate

Intermediate Division

Blood Rose Rebellion

by Rosalyn Eves


by Stephanie Garber


by Fonda Lee


by Ryan Graudin

Saints and Misfits

by S.K. Ali

Stranger than Fanfiction

by Chris Colfer

The Librarian of Auschwitz

by Antonio Iturbe

Senior Division

American Street

by Ibi Zoboi

One of Us is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline

They Both Die at the End

by Adam Silvera

Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green


by S. Jae-Jones

Cast Your VoteCast Your Vote for YRCA

Vote for your favourite YRCA 2020 books by April 15!

Past Winners

2019 Winners

Junior Division

Dog Man

by Dav Pilkey


The Hidden Oracle

by Rick Riordan


Three Dark Crowns

by Kendare Blake

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

Check It Out

YRCA Lists and Blog Posts

Classroom Resources

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


Classroom Votes

Teachers can submit votes for a school or classroom and download the ballot template.

YRCA 2020 School Presentation (PDF)

Download this YRCA overview presentation for your class.

Book Profiles (PDF)

Read these brief summaries to learn more about this year's nominees.

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