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2017 YRCA Winners

Junior Division 
El Deafo
by  Cece Bell

Intermediate Division 
The Iron Trial
by  Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Senior Divison


by Veronica Roth


 Sponsored by
 Pacific Northwest Library Association,

is the oldest children's choic
e award in the U.S. and Canada. 
The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed
every student should have an opportunity to select
a book that gives him or her pleasure.  
oung readers grades 4-12 in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta are eligible to vote!

Promoting YRCA is easy and fun!  
1. YRCA NOMINEES! Make sure that your library has the nominated titles available. You may already have most of them since all nominated books were published 3 years ago.  
2.  PROMOTE! Create a display of YRCA nominees or just have bookmarks whatever works best for your library and your young readers.   Please use any of the bookmarks, resource lists, or presentations I have created to promote YRCA at your library! 

3. VOTE!   March 15th through April 15th
Give your young readers an opportunity to vote!  

Tally votes for each title -- vote online (link will be available in March) or send your vote counts to:

LouAnne Krantz
Polson Middle School Teacher-Librarian
Montana YRCA Representative


2018 YRCA Nominees

2018 Resources are available!

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley


Intermediate Division (Grades 7-9) 

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

Magnus Chase – The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen


Senior Division (Grades 10-12) 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

I was Here by Gayle Forman

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen