Sequoyah Books

  • The 2021 Sequoyah High School Master List

    Students in grades 9 through 12 must read or listen to
    three or more titles to vote. Voting will begin in March, 2021.


    1. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

    2. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

    3. Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

    4. Superman:  Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

    5. Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley

    6. The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand

    7. Spin by Lamar Giles

    8. Refraction by Naomi Hughes

    9. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

    10. Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

    11. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

    12. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

    13. Birthday by Meredith Russo

    14. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

    15. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas


    The 2020 Sequoyah High School Master List

    1. Dry by Neal Shusterman - WINNER - 2020 High School Sequoyah Award

    2. The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

    3. What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

    4. After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay

    5. Boots on the Ground:  America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge

    6. Very, Very, Very Dreadful:  The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin

    7. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

    8. Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

    9. Hey Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    10. Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

    11. Everless by Sara Holland

    12. How We Roll by Natasha Friend

    13. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

    14. Votes for Women!:  American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling

    15. A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti


    Criteria for selecting books for the Master List inlcude literary merit, originality, timelessness, subject matter of interest to the appropriate age group, factual accuracy, clarity, and readability.