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Oklahoma State Reading Lists

2020 Children's Sequoyah Book Award

Lifeboat 12

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 04, 2018
Ages: 8 - 13

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka...

2021 Children's Sequoyah Book Award Master List

Meena Meets Her Match

Illustrated by Rayner Alencar
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: January 29, 2019
Ages: 8 - 12

“For Junie B. graduates” (Kirkus Reviews). Join Meena as she navigates the triumphs and challenges of family, friendship, and personal secrets in this...

Roll with It

This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 01, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 “A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder In the...

2020 Donna Norvell Award

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: April 16, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest...

2020 High School Sequoyah Book Award

Dry

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing...

2021 High School Sequoyah Book Award Masterlist Selection

The Lady Rogue

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 03, 2019
Ages: 14 - 99

“A swashbuckling adventure.” —Booklist “A rollicking Indiana Jones flick with a female lead.” —BCCB The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice...

2021 Intermediate Sequoyah Book Award Master List

Genesis Begins Again

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: January 15, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13

A Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award A Morris Award Finalist An NPR Favorite Book of 2019...

Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition
This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 08, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13

“A brilliant work of US history.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Gripping.” —BCCB (starred review) “Accessible…Necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews...

Reaching for the Moon

The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: July 02, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 “This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative,...