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

Laurel Cox, Interim Committee Chair, Reference & YA Librarian, Patten Free Library, Bath

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

Chrystal Shamas-Douglas, Librarian, Erskine Academy

Landon Krandall, Ed.D. Student, Northeastern University

Jocelyn Kelly, Teen Services Librarian, Curtis Memorial Library