Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

2021 Star of the North (SOTN) Award Nominees

Our selection committee is happy to announce the 2020-2021 school year nominees for the Star of the North picture book award. To learn how our committee selects titles, please visit our main SOTN page.

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2021 SOTN Nominees

  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jen Hill

  • Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Dog Named Doug, A by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matt Myers
  • Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Daniel Minter
  • Map into the World, A by Kao Kalia Yang and illustrated by Seo Kim
  • Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Scott Magoon
  • Potato Pants written and illustrated by Laurie Keller
  • Snowman - Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Micha Archer
  • Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

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