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January 19, 2022

The Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Awards (MYRCA) is an organization that promotes literacy and Canadian content for students grades 4 to 10. Each year the MYRCA Committee curates two lists, Sundogs (grades 4-6) and Northern Lights (grades 7-10), consisting of Canadian books that have been nominated to win MYRCA. Students across Manitoba are invited to participate and vote for who they think should win. The votes are collected and counted in mid-april and the awards ceremony is held in the fall. The author of the book that wins receives a bronze plaque and $1,000.00 and the honour book's author receives a plaque.

To be eligible to vote, students must have read at least 3 books from their list. Once they have chosen their favourite, they should go see Miss. Novak in the Library or email her at, telling her what books they have read and which one they think should win.

For more information about MYRCA, visit their official website.

2022 MYRCA Nominees

Barry Squires, Full Tilt by Heather Smith

Clan by Sigmund Brouwer

Surviving the City Volume 2: From the Roots Up by Tasha Spillett

I Hope You're Listening by Tom Ryan

Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers

Sara and the Search for Normal by Wesley King

The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell by Valerie Sherrard

The Monague Twins Volume 1: The Witch's Hand by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon

Trapped in Hitler's Web by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Previous Years' MYRCA Northern Lights:

  • The Stone Rainbow by Laine Shaw, 2021 Award Winner
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Prau Preto, 2021 Honour Book
  • In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen, 2021
  • Songs from the Deep by Kelley Powell, 2021
  • Spin by Colleen Nelson, 2021
  • Big Dig by Lisa Harrington, 2021
  • The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster by Cary Fagan, 2021
  • The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills, 2021
  • The Magpie's Library by Kate Blair
  • The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynn-Jones

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