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Louisiana Readers' Choice
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award

The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. The lists are well-balanced selections of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Now entering its 22nd year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure. The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library with additional support from the following sponsors:

 

2021-2022 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS

Link to Press Release

3-5th Grade
Winner: The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) written by Natascha Biebow, illustrated by Steven Salerno
Honor: Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team (HarperCollins Children's Books) written by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
 
6-8th Grade
Winner: New Kid (Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins) written and illustrated by Jerry Craft
Honor: Maybe He Just Likes You (Aladdin, Simon & Schuster) written by Barbara Dee
 
9-12th Grade
Winner: Two Can Keep a Secret (Delacorte Press, Penguin Random House) written by Karen M. McManus
Honor: With the Fire on High (Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins) written by Elizabeth Acevedo
 
 
 
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Promotional materials, including posters, brochures, bookmarks, and seals for award books, are available free of charge while supplies last. Promotional materials may be ordered by downloading and filling out the LYRC Order Form or the LTRC Order Form and e-mailing the form to Jamie Hebert, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or faxing to 225-342-3547. (As of September 14, 2022, materials are still available and are still being mailed.)

Any student who reads every title on their Louisiana Readers’ Choice Nominated list can receive a certificate of achievement signed by the State Librarian. 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Youth Services Consultant, Megan Thomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 225-342-9716.

LOGO Click here for reproducible images of the LYRC SEAL black and white or color and the LTRC SEAL black and white only. You are welcome to use these logos to promote the LYRC program at your library or school.

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LYRC & LTRC 2022-2023 Program

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To be read by students during the 2022-2023 school year and voted on by May 1, 2023.

Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Program (LYRC)

LYRC Materials Order Form

3-5th Grade

3-5th Grade Title List

3-5th Grade Annotated Title List: Word Doc, PDF (coming soon)

3-5th Grade Ballot of Titles

Brochure for 3-5th Grade Nominated List (coming soon)

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

3-5th Grade Google Slides Presentations (coming soon)

3-5th Grade PowerPoint Presentation (coming soon)

3-5th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

6-8th Grade

6-8th Grade Title List

6-8th Grade Annotated Title List: Word DocPDF

6-8th Grade Ballot of Titles

Brochure for 6-8th Grade Nominated List

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

6-8th Grade Google Slides Presentations (coming soon)

6-8th Grade PowerPoint Presentation (coming soon)

6-8th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

 

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Program (LTRC)

LTRC Materials Order Form

9-12th Grade

9-12th Grade Title List

9-12th Grade Annotated Title List: Word DocPDF

9-12th Grade Ballot of Titles (coming soon)

Brochure for 9-12th Grade Nominated List (coming soon)

Discussion Guides and Additional Resources (coming soon)

9-12th Grade Google Slides Presentations (coming soon)

9-12th Grade PowerPoint Presentation (coming soon)

9-12th Grade Consideration List (coming soon)

   

LYRC Selection Criteria and How to Suggest a Title

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Selection Criteria for the Louisiana Readers’ Choice Awards
Eligibility of Books

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How to VOTE

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Voting for the 2021-2022 school year HAS CLOSED! The winners and link to the press release can be found near the top of this page!

Voting Deadline is May 1st, 2022.  

3-5th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - voting has closed
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online. 
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - voting has closed
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

6-8th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - voting has closed
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online.
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - voting has closed
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

9-12th Grade

  • Student Voting Link - voting has closed
    This link is for students to vote for their favorite book individually online.
  • Librarian / Teacher Link - voting has closed
    This is for educators to enter combined student votes from paper ballots and voting machines.

* Voting Machine information at the bottom of page

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LYRC Talking Books and Braille Services

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Talking Book and Braille Services for LYRC Participants
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