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 2020 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 2020 Sequoyah Masterlist

2020 OLA Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist

1. The Art of the Swap by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone

2. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

3. The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell

4. The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser

5. Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher

6. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

7. Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

8. The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz

9. The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie

10.Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

11.The Spirit of Cattail County by Victoria Piontek

12.Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

13.Spindrift and the Orchid by Emma Trevayne

14.The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

15. Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace