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 2021 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.
2021 OLA Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist
Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote.
1. Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
2. One Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko
3. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by
4. Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly
5. Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
6. Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter’s Story by
Lynda V. Mapes
7. Meena Meets Her Match by Karla Manternach
8. Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen
9. The Oddmire Book One: Changeling by William Ritter
10. Birdie by Eileen Spinelli
11. Roll With It by Jamie Sumner
12. A Monster Like Me by Wendy S. Swore
13. The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson
14. Stargazing by Jen Wang
15. A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Yazdani