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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. See the 2024-2025 nominees below.

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

Intermediate Category

  • New From Here by Kelly Yang
  • The Ogress And the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
  • Three Strike Summer by Skyler Schrempp

New From Here The Ogress and the Orphans Three Strike Summer

Middle School Category

  • The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
  • My Nest of Silence by Matt Faulkner
  • Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow

The Blackbird Girls My Nest of SilenceSimon Sort of Says

Other Categories

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

See Also

Past CYRM Reading Contests (2011-2024)

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