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, Committee Chair, Children's Librarian, Windham Public Library 

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

Chrystal Shamas-Douglas, Librarian, Erskine Academy

Landon Krandall, Ed.D. Student, Northeastern University

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

Harper Chance, Teen Services Library Technician II, Lewiston Public Library