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.
The awards are given annually, usually as an event at the Oklahoma Library Association's Annual Conference.
The Oklahoma Library Association honors Sequoyah for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary, the 86 symbols representing the different sounds in the Cherokee language.
2024 Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist
Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote.
Students in grades 6 through 8 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote.
This year's Children's Sequoyah winner is...STELLA by McCall Hoyle!