Sequoyah Book Challenge
The first Sequoyah Children’s Book Award was given in April, 1959, making the award the third oldest children’s choice award in the nation. Since that time Oklahoma has added an Intermediate authors award and a Young Adult authors award. The Oklahoma Library Association honors Sequoyah for his unique achievement in creating the 86 symbols representing the different sounds in the Cherokee language.
Students in grades 3rd-5th are challenged to read 3 or more books from the Children’s 2017 Sequoyah Masterlist. Students who have read 3 or more books will be eligible to vote beginning in March for their favorite book. Votes from across the state are collect and the winner is announced at the Oklahoma Library Association annual conference in April.
Sunset students and parents can read more about the Sequoyah award on the following website: Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Award.
Children’s 2018 Sequoyah Masterlist
- Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The Enchanted Files #1: Cursed (Diary of a Mad Brownie) by Bruce Coville
- Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy
- Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
- Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
- Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
- Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron
- An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns by Betsy R. Rosenthal
- Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
- The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
- My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec
- Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate
- Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
- Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder