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Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the
California Young Reader Medal.

     Young people, teachers, and librarians submit titles to the CYRM Committee. Members of the committee decide upon a list of nominees. This years books are displayed in our library and students are encouraged to read them throughout the year. Nominated picture books are read to the Kindergarten through 3rd grades in late winter. In early spring all students get to vote for their favorite nominated book and results are sent to the committee. Winners are announced in early May. 

The 2020-2021 California Young Reader Medal Nominees are:
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Primary
           The Day you Begin: by Jacqueline Woodson
           Madeline Finn and the Library Dog: by Lisa Pepp
           Alfie: by Thyra Heder
           After the Fall: by Dan Santat
           Poor Louie: by Tony Fucille
 
Intermediate
Restart: by Gordon Korman
The Vandrbekers of 141th Street: by Karina Yan Glasier
Save Me a Seat: by Sarah Weeks
 
Picture Books for Older Readers
Step Right Up: by Donna Janell Bowman
Six Dots: by Jen Bryant
Sergeant Reckless: by Patricia McCormick

...AND THE WINNERS ARE
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California Young Reader Medal winners for 2020:

PRIMARY WINNER
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors: by Drew Daywalt
 
INTERMEDIATE WINNER
The War I Finally Won: byKimberley Brubaker Bradley
 
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS WINNER
Her Right Foot: by Dave Eggers
 
Newberry Medal winner for 2020New Kid", written and illustrated by Jerry Craft
Caldecott Medal winner for 2020
: The Undefeated", illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander  Blackall