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. Now entering its 18th 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:
2017 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS
3rd – 5th Grade
Winner : Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. G. Brian Karas
Honor : I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis
6th – 8th Grade
Winner : The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Honor : Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana
Teen Readers’ Choice
Winner : To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Honor : Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
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 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Order Form and e-mailing the form to Tracy LeDoux at
or faxing to 225-342-3547. You may submit your order form early but materials are not mailed out until August.
LOGO Click here for reproducible images of the LYRC SEAL black and white or color. You are welcome to use these logos to promote the LYRC program at your library or school.
Pelican 1 (Black and White, Full Color)
Pelican 2 (Black and White, Full Color)