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 2019 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 2019 Sequoyah Masterlist  

  1. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  2. Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
  3. Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell
  4. Ivy by Katherine Coville
  5. Dirt by Denise Gosliner Orenstein
  6. Superstar by Mandy Davis
  7. Genevieve’s War by Patricia Reilly Giff
  8. Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
  9. Someday Suitcase by Corey Ann Haydu
  10. Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
  11. Sergeant Reckless by Patricia McCormick
  12. How to Be An Elephant by Katherine Roy
  13. Lemons by Melissa Savage
  14. Joplin Wishing by Diane Stanley
  15. Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb