Mission Statement

The North Star YA Award is designed to encourage young adults to read for fun. Our goal is to help teens feel empowered by selecting a statewide favorite to share with the world. Knowing that this is one of our last chances to create lifelong readers, books are selected with both quality and readability in mind.

North Star YA Committee

Samantha Cote, Children's Librarian, Windham Public Library

Natasha Brewer, District Librarian, Teacher, Central Aroostook Junior Senior High

Chrystal Shamas-Douglas, Librarian, Erskine Academy

Natalee Stotz, Teacher, Windham Christian Academy

Laurel Cox, Reference & YA Librarian, Patten Free Library, Bath

Harper Chance, Teen Services Library Technician, Lewiston Public Library