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CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL


 

CYRM BOOK WINNERS 2017-18

INTERMEDIATE -Pax by Sara Pennypacker

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL - A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

YOUNG ADULT -  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

 

PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS - Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss

CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL NOMINEES

2018-19

BOOK TRAILERS

NOMINEES - 2018-19

(Titles linked to CYRM page to provide plot summaries.)

 

PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS

 

WE'RE ALL WONDERS  Written by R.J. PALACIO

SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL Written and Illustrated by DUNCAN TONATIUH

EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH Written by LAURIE ANN THOMPSON; Illustrated by SEAN QUALLS

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

FISH IN A TREE Written by LYNDA MULLALY HUNT

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE Written by KIMBERLY BRUBAKER BRADLEY

CRENSHAW Written by KATHERINE APPLEGATE

 

Middle School/Junior High

 

MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY Written by JOHN DAVID ANDERSON

ECHO Written by PAM MUNOZ RYAN

WOLF HOLLOW Written by LAUREN WOLK

 

YOUNG ADULT

 

GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT Written by MONICA HESSE

WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER Written by RAE CARSON

WRITTEN IN THE STARS Written by AISHA SAYEED

 

 

 

Book cover pictures can be found on the CYRM Nominee page.  

Teaching Books.net will provide audio excerpts, author information, "what to read next", etc.                                       


 

NOOK e-READING 

ALL THE CYRM TITLES CAN BE READ ELECTRONICALLY. See the lists posted on the Library WEBPAGE.

The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

 

Young people suggest the names of favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.

 

Students will be able to read the nominated titles from April until 4th week of March of the following year. Then students can vote on their favorite title in each category for which they read the books.

Ms. Lai will provide ballots for the students, compile vote totals, and submit results to the CYRM committee.

All CYRM ballots must be postmarked by April 1 of each year.

For more information, go to the California Young Reader Medal website.

VOTING

The voting for the California Young Reader Medal best book in each of three categories will take place the last week of March 2019.

 

ELA teachers will have the ballots. Please vote so that the title you like the best will win.

 

Denman results are posted on the first week of April. 

 

The winners of this California state award are announced May 1.