Sequoyah Book Lists for 2016

Every year the Sequoyah Book Award committee selects and compiles a list of books in the categories of children, intermediate (young adult) and high school. Volunteer reading teams vote on their favorite books. The awards are given out annually at the Oklahoma Library Association conference.

Printable Lists with Details and Notes

Young Adult Sequoyah Book List 2016


  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  • Zebra Focus by Adina Rishe Gerwirtz
  • Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
  • A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer
  • Proxy by Alex London
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
  • The President Has Been Shot! The Assasination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
  • How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle
  • Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
  • The Living by Matt de la Pena
  • Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
  • The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
  • March, Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  • Gated by Amy Christine Parker
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Children Sequoyah Book List 2016


  • Mountain Dog by Margareita Engle
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
  • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley
  • The Worm Whisperer by Betty Hicks
  • The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson 
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
  • White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Chews Your Destiny: the Gumazing Gum Girl! by Rhode Montijo
  • To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Doreen Rappaport
  • Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
  • Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger