The 2021 winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award is Front Desk by Kelly Yang!
The winner was chosen by Massachusetts students who read from a curated list of books all year long. Students in grades 4-6 who read at least 5 books were able to vote.
Congratulations as well to this year’s MCBA honor winners: Guts by Raina Telgemeier, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor, and Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood. Here is a complete list of these 4 titles in every format the library owns (book, audiobook, and digital).
The 2021-2022 MCBA reading list will be announced in late May. As always, the Reading Public Library will order multiple copies of the books, in multiple formats, so Reading students can enjoy them and vote!