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Sequoyah Intermediate Book Award 2015
Transcript of Sequoyah Intermediate Book Award 2015
Hawthorne Elementary, OKCPS
Sequoyah Intermediate Book Award 2015
One for the Murphy's
By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
In 1958 Little Rock, shy Marlee Pope is too afraid to talk
to anyone until new student Liz becomes her friend. Their friendship is threatened when Marlee and the rest
of her community discover that Liz is an African-
American student trying to attend a segregated school.
Lions of Little Rock
By: Kristin Levine
On the brink of intergalactic war and ravaged by a deadly plague, New Beijing’s only hope lies with a cyborg, mechanic named Cinder whose mysterious past could be the key to preventing all-out war with the Lunars.
Sage is one of four orphans who are being forced to
compete to be the best impersonator for the long lost Prince Jaron in order to take over the kingdom of Carthya.
By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
After a terrible act of violence by her stepfather lands Carly in the hospital, she is placed in foster care with the Murphys. As Carly begins to remember the awful details of that fateful night, she is wary of the kind loving environment
offered to her through the Murphys.
By: Marissa Mayer
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-
The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
By: Steve Sheinkin
In 1938, after discovering what happens when a Uranium atom is split in two, a scientific race
between nations involving espionage, death-defying heroics, and intellect begins for the world’s most dangerous weapon, the atomic bomb.
By: Raina Telgemeier
Callie is in 7th grade and is an enthusiastic set designer for this year’s rendition of Moon over Mississippi. While she must deal with big plans and a small budget, she also has love issues to contend with.
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Every year, Blue visits the local graveyard with her mother, to listen to those who will die in the coming year, but when Blue meets one of the ghosts, he and his friends will change her life forever.
Kizzy Ann Stamps
By: Jeri Hanel Watts
Nervous about attending the new integrated school, Kizzy Ann
takes her former teacher’s advice and writes letters to her new white teacher. Kizzy Ann pours her heart into the letters, describing her excitement, fears and her facial scar and how her dog Shag helps her deal with it all.
Shadow and Bone
By: Leigh Bardugo
In a land called Ravka, which has been torn into two by the Shadow Fold – an immense and dangerous abyss filled with darkness - a fragile orphan named Alina discovers a power that she never knew she possessed; the power to summon the sun.
Laugh with the Moon
By: Shana Burg
After her mother dies suddenly, Clare’s father decides to drag her to Malawi, Africa, so he can be a doctor. Clare is NOT happy about this. While dealing with uncomfortable uniforms, a school that doesn’t have textbooks, and living in the jungle, Clare has to grieve, teach English, and make friends. But the people of her new home are more than up to the challenge, and they slowly chip away at Clare’s walls, until she comes to see that maybe just about
anywhere can be home, if you can find family.
By: Janet Lee Carey
In 1192 A.D. on Wilde Island, Tess is accused of witchcraft and must flee, but when she meets a warden of Dragonswood who offers her shelter, she does not realize that he has a secret that may finally bring about peace among the races.
Stolen into Slavery: The True
Story of Solomon Northup
By: Judith and Dennis Fradin
Living the life of a free black man was rare, but Solomon Northup was doing just that, but when he was misled and taken out of the state of New York, a new life started. Waking up in chains and his freedom taken away, Solomon is in for a horrendous time. Go on the horrifying journey with Solomon and see that even in a time of misery one can find their way
out of the pain.
By: S. J. Kincaid
In a world where World War III is fought in space with drones, Thomas Raines, a virtual reality gaming prodigy, could be the undiscovered gem that helps the Indo-Americans finally win the war.
Curveball: The Year I
Lost My Grip
By: Jordan Sonnenblick
Peter‘s freshman year is not going as planned. An injury forces him to look for other interests than sports. Friendships, a certain girl, and his grandfather’s illness further complicate his life.
Second Chance Summer
By: Morgan Matson
Taylor Edwards must spend her summer in the
family lake house in the Poconos where she must face people she has hurt in the past and the fact that her terminally ill father only has a few months to live.
Vote in February!
Which will be your Favorite?
Summaries from: The Oklahoma Library Association's Sequoyah Promotional materials, 2015.