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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.

2021-2022 Nominees

Intermediate Category:

  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Middle School Category:

  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine
  • The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman

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!