For Children

Young Writers Awards

The Young Writers Awards (YWA) honor excellent writing by young members of the Library community. A panel of notable authors judge each year's entries. The competition is open to children and grandchildren of Library members, as well as member schools and the more than 100 schools with whom the Library coordinates its Project Cicero Annual Book Drive.

We invite you to read the 2017 Young Writers Awards winning and honorable mention entries.

Young Writers Award Winners by Year

All winners in alphabetical order


The Young Writers Awards are generously supported by Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner.