Students in grades 3rd - 12th are invited to vote for the Sequoyah Book Award 2018 winners. If you have read or listened to at least 3 books from the lists below, please VOTE HERE for your favorite title. Voting is open until March 15, 2018.
- Children's 2018 Masterlist (3rd - 5th grade)
- Intermediate 2018 Masterlist (6th - 8th grade)
- High School 2018 Masterlist (9th - 12th grade)
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.
The first Sequoyah Children's Book Award was given in April 1959, making the award the third oldest children's choice award in the nation. In 1988, the first Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award was given. Twenty years later the YA book award was changed to “Intermediate Award” and a High School award was created and was first awarded in 2010.