California Young Readers Medal Nominees 2011-12

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The California Young Reader Medal is one of the few programs in which the students/kids themselves vote for the winners. Millions of California students participate. I wish I had more time to encourage and provide the program, but it’s tough, especially with two schools. However, let’s look at this year’s nominees and see what we can do to get voting in the 2011-12 school year.

In order to vote, you have to have read all three of the books. I’ve already read and reviewed two of the three. (Sadly, I can’t vote because I’m not a teen!) One of the books is on my summer reading list; another is the first book in a series–and the second is on my summer reading list. So if you don’t know what to read this summer, why not these?

The California Young Reader Medal Program Nominees for 21011-12 school year:

YOUNG ADULT (Grades 9-12)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Harcourt, 2008.

Beastly by Alex Flinn. Harper Teen, 2007.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Penguin Group, USA, 2009.


About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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1 Response to California Young Readers Medal Nominees 2011-12

  1. Amanda W. says:

    I read both beastly and graceling and enjoyed them botth i reccomend them highly. graceling has a “partner novel” it can get you lost but i still enjoyed it.

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