Sequoyah Book Award
With this award, Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah, for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah chose eighty-five symbols to represent all spoken sounds of the Cherokee language. In so doing, he created a way to preserve his people’s language and culture.
2023 Sequoyah Book Award Masterlist Titles
- Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
- Birdie by Eileen Spinelli
- Changeling by William Ritter
- A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani
- Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
- The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson
- Meena Meets Her Match by Karla Manternach
- A Monster Like Me by Wendy S. Swore
- One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko
- The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
- Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter’s Story by Lynda V. Mapes
- Roll with It by Jaime Sumner
- Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen
- Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
- Stargazing by Jen Wang
Honoring the The Sequoyah Book Award at Angie Debo
- Voting for the current Sequoyah Masterlist opens February 1st and closes March 15th!
- Winner of the current Sequoyah Masterlist is revealed on or before March 31st.
- Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles and answer a few questions about each book to vote.
- Students in grades 3 through 5 that read or listen to 5 or more titles and answer a few questions about each book get to vote AND attend a pizza party!