Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

MN Student Choice Book Award 2020-2021

Maud Hart Lovelace

Maud Hart Lovelace, was born April 25, 1892, in Mankato, Minnesota. When Maud was ten, a booklet of her poems was printed; and by age eighteen, she had sold her first short story. She is best known for her beloved series of Betsy-Tacy books which were set at the turn of the twentieth century in Mankato, Minnesota (Deep Valley). These captivating stories of small town life, family traditions and enduring friendships have captured the hearts of young and old for over 65 years.

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

The purpose of the MYRA read and vote program is to offer opportunities for Minnesota youth to see themselves and others in the pages of books they read, to make new connections, and to engage in and enjoy the world of reading. Students who read or listen to 3 or more books from the list of nominees will participate in a statewide vote to determine the 2021 Maud Hart Lovelace (children's choice) Award winner.
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Division I Nominees

Division II Nominees


Ms. Merthan

Library Media Specialist