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There are many books published every year, and the list of young adult books seems to be growing. Lists of award winners can help you decide what might be a good book to pick up, particularly for a school project, or maybe just for fun. Check out the links below for lists of award-winning books.
Tulsa Awards & Honors:
Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah, for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. We here at the Tulsa City-County Library system display these books for children and parents to check out, so that the children can vote on them in the spring. These masterlists are created for the children to have a variety of subjects that they can choose from. It is not intended that they read every book, but that they find one or two that appeals to them.
I'll Give You the Sun recently won the coveted Printz Award, which is awarded annually to the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit."
Once inseperable, twins Noah and Jude are torn apart by a family tragedy that transforms their intense love for each other into intese anger. Timelines twist and turn around each other in beautifully orchestrateed stories of love and longing.
To find a copy at one of your Tulsa libraries, click here.
Summer Reading Program is still a few months away, but if you're wanting a reading challenge sooner than that, check this out: the YALSA 2014 Hub Reading Challenge has arrived! Check out the list--it's comprised of the 2014 award winners & lists for awards such as the Printz Award, the Alex Award, the William C. Morris Award, and more. Anyone can join this challenge, and those who complete it are entered in a drawing to win a bunch of YA books and goodies. Participants have to read 25 of the titles on the list to complete the challenge--how many books can you read before time is up? (Leah is going the distance, and challenging herself to read the whole list!!)
I remember voting for my favorite Sequoyah nominee when I was in elementary school. I had read more than three nominees, so I was eligible to vote. The winner that year? Lee Wardlaw's 101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR PARENTS. I thought it was pretty schweet that *I* got to vote on a book award. Back then, the Sequoyah Awards were mostly aimed at elementary school aged children, but now? Guys, these days we have our OWN list of nominees, for our own award--the High School Sequoyah Award. All you have to do in order to vote next spring? Read or listen to three books off the list. And this is totally not a chore, because I'm reading through this list, and so far these books ARE AWESOME.