The winners of the 2017 ORCA and nominees for the 2018 ORCA have been announced!

The 2017 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards winners were announced at the Oregon Library Association/Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Salem. The winners are:

Upper Elementary: El Deafo by Cece Bell




Middle School: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander




High School: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson




Nominees for the 2018 ORCA were also announced. They are:

Upper Elementary Division (grades 3-5):

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
George by Alex Gino
My Near Death Adventures (99% True!) by Alison DeCamp
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Middle School Division (grades 6-8):

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

High School Division (grades 9-12):

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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