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California Young Reader Medal Program

Join in on the fun at AMS reading the CYRM books!  Read the books, take a quiz, come to the party at the end! Check them out from AMS Lib or the Public Library (or purchase them).

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The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

Young people recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.

To be considered for nomination, a book must be an original work of fiction published within the last four years by a living author. Recommendations for nomination are due each year by April 1 for consideration as a nominee the following year. It is a two-year cycle from the time of nomination by students to the presentation of the California Young Reader medal to the winning authors and illustrators.


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          “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers.  And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.”

                                                 – Laura Bush

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           California Young Reader Medal Book List for 2023-2024

Novel donations appreciated

If you purchased one of these novels this year and would like to donate it to the school, it would be greatly appreciated!  Include your name to receive recognition for your donation.  Please, and thank you!

Beowulf (by Robert Nye)

Bud, Not Buddy (by Christopher Paul Curtis)

The Giver (by Lois Lowry)

Monster (by Walter Dean Myers)

Number the Stars (by Lois Lowry)

The Outsiders (by S. E Hinton)

The Pearl (by John Steinbeck)

Walk Two Moons (by Sharon Creech)

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You can reach Mrs. Pospisil at 925-513-6450 X4480


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We encourage and accept book donations and funds to build our library collection!  Drop off in the office or library.