Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

2024 Maud Hart Lovelace (MHL) Award Nominees

Our selection committee is happy to announce the nominees for Division I and Division II of the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. To learn how our committee selects titles, please visit our main MHL page.

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2024 MHL Division I Nominees

  • Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year by Nina Hamza

  • Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

  • The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton; illustrated by Dave Mottram

  • J.D. and the Great Barber Battle by J Dillard; illustrated by Akeem S. Roberts

  • Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee

  • A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

  • The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein 

  • Twins by Varian Johnson; illustrated by Shannon Wright

  • When Life Gives You Lemons Make Peach Pie by Erin Downing

  • Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

2024 MHL Division II Nominees

  • Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

  • The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

  • Glitch by Laura Martin

  • Linked by Gordon Korman

  • Long Lost by Jacqueline West

  • Starfish by Lisa Fipps

  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

  • Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

The nominee lists are not intended to be an automatic recommendation of the books. Since selection policies vary, please apply your specific selection criteria to each title and purchase those titles that best meet the needs of your library or school.

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