The winners of the 2018 ORCA and nominees for the 2019 ORCA have been announced!

The winners of the 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award were announced at the Oregon Library Association’s spring conference in Eugene. The winners are:

Upper Elementary: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson





Middle School: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley





High School: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon





Nominees for the 2019 ORCA were also announced. They are:

Upper Elementary division (grades 3-5):
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm
Compass South by Hope Larson
The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
The Best Man by Richard Peck
Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

Middle School division (grades 6-8)
Booked by Kwame Alexander
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

High School division (grades 9-12):
The Reader by Traci Chee
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

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