Book Awards Oklahoma

Sequoyah List

2023 Masterlists

The Sequoyah Book Lists are for students grades 3 through 12. These encourage students in Oklahoma to read books of literary quality. The books on the lists are selected based on criteria such as originality, quality, interest, and appeal. The books must also have a publishing date three years before the award date and the author must live in the United States.

The Sequoyah Lists are released each spring to schools and libraries.


The Memory Thief
Jodi Lynn Anderson

The House That Wasn’t There
Elana K. Arnold

The Night Ride
J. Anderson Coats

The Beatryce Prophecy
Kate DiCamillo

The Secret Starling
Judith Eagle

The Lion of Mars
Jennifer L. Holm

McCall Hoyle

Mystery on Magnolia Circle
Kate Klise

Sprouting Wings
Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker

A Kind of Spark
Elle McNicoll

The Stuff Between the Stars
Sandra Nickel

Simon B. Rhymin’
Dwayne Reed

The Last Rabbit
Shelley Moore Thomas

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter
Laurie Wallmark

Long Lost
Jacqueline West


A Place to Hang the Moon
Kate Albus

Amari and the Night Brothers
B. B. Alston

Lisa Fipps

Megan E. Freeman

Taking Up Space
Alyson Gerber

Gordon Korman

Ground Zero
Alan Gratz

Six Feet Below Zero
Ena Jones

When the World Was Ours
Liz Kessler

One of the Good Ones
Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Tremendous Things
Susin Nielsen

Root Magic
Eden Royce

CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls
Kaela Rivera

Steve Sheinkin

The Golden Hour
Niki Smith

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