The Pacific Northwest Library Association has announced the 2021 Young Reader’s Choice Award winners.
Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
- Wings of Fire. The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui. T Sutherland; adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky
Intermediate Division (Grades 7-9)
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Senior Division (Grades 10-12)
- Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Nominations came from students, librarians, teachers, and parents in the Pacific Northwest – Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Nominated titles must be published three (3) years before the award year (for example, for the 2022 nominees must have a copyright date of 2019), printed in the United States or Canada. Nominations may include fiction, nonfiction, and graphic format titles.
The voters are anyone in grades four through twelve in the Pacific Northwest, with ballots generally being cast in a student’s school library or a participating public library. The winners are judged based on popularity with readers and several other factors.
[Thanks to JJ for the story.]