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Sequoyah 2017 Lists

No sooner had we put up our 2016 lists from the Sequoyah Committee, they published the 2017 list. So, you can get crackin’ right away. Now, these aren’t meant for recommendation, per say. But you may find several books of interest.


Lists for Highschool, Intermediate and Children


  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  • Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox
  • Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby
  • Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
  • The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler
  • Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet
  • The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
  • Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin

Intermediate (Young Adult)

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
  • There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart
  • Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale
  • The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
  • Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis
  • Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
  • Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
  • Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
  • A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

High School

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  • Eden West by Pete Hautman
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner
  • The Bargaining by Carly Anne West