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Young Readers' Choice Award Program!

The Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Awards Program is an annual statewide program that gives students the opportunity to vote for their favorite authors.

To participate, email Mrs. Woolfrey between September and February.  Then, read three titles from the list of fifteen nominees. Copies of the books are available through the library, online through MackinVia, or through your local public library or any book retailer. Grier students vote before Spring Break and the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association declares winners in May.

Many titles are available in physical or ebook form through Grier Library.  See our collection!

PA Young Readers Choice Award Nominees 2020, YA Category
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Shout: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry
  • Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
  • Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchison
  • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson with Malik "Malik-16" Sharif
  • Gut Check by Eric Kester
  • The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  • Crying Laughing by Lance Rubin
  • Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind them All by Laura Ruby
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott; illustrated by Harmony Becker
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The purpose of the award is to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's and young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.

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