skip to main content

2021/2022 California Young Reader Medal Nominees
Top of Page

Every year students vote for their favorite book nominated for the California Young Reader Medal.   The books are nominated by students, teachers, librarians and parents from all over California.  The fun part of this award is that only students are allowed to vote.  Kindergartners through third graders hear 5 picture books.  Fourth and fifth graders hear 3 older reader picture books.  Students will hear these books in the library beginning in January.  Fourth and fifth graders can also read 3 separate fiction, chapter books on their own.  If they read all 3 books, they vote for their favorite. Voting takes place in the library in March. 

The nominated books this year are:

Picture Books (K through 3rd)
Drawn Together by Minh Le
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
All Are Welcome Here by Alexandra Penfold
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
 
Older Reader Picture Books (4th & 5th)
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Robinson
The Skydiving Beavers by Susan Wood
Let The Children March by Monica Clark- Robinson and Frank Morrison
 
Fiction Chapter Books (4th & 5th)
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
 
 
 
 
Our winners from 2020/2021 were:
 
Picture Book - Poor Louie
 
Older Reader Picture Book - Reckless
 
Chapter Book - Restart