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CYRM Reading Contest

Many students will be reading the California Young Reader Medal nominee books in their classes. See the lists below.

CYRM Nominees are announced in February, even while voting is still taking place for the previous year's nominees.

CYRM Winners are the books with the most votes as of April.

2022-2023 Nominees

Intermediate Category:

  • The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
  • Gold Rush by Avi
  • The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Middle School Category:

  • Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  • Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

For the nominated books in other categories, see the CYRM Nominees page.

See Also

Past CYRM Reading Contests (2011-2020)

Remember that the nominees and winners from past years are just as great to read as the most recent nominees and winners!