The winners of the 2019 ORCA and nominees for the 2020 ORCA have been announced!

The winners of the 2019 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award were announced at the Oregon Library Association – Washington Library Association conference in Vancouver, WA. The winners are:

Upper Elementary: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, #1)

Middle School: Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Ghost (Track, #1)

High School: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Nominees for the 2020 ORCA were also announced. They are:

Upper Elementary Division (grades 3-5):
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris
I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris and Lane Smith
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Middle School Division (grades 6-8):
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale
Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Restart by Gordon Korman
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

High School Division (grades 9-12):
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera


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