Upper Elementary Division

The 2021 ORCA Upper Elementary School (Grades 3-5) winner is Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

The 2021-22 ORCA Upper Elementary School (Grades 3-5) Division nominees are:

  • The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society #4) by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles with illustrations by Hatem Aly
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorell
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  • Stargazing by Jen Wang
  • The Strangers (The Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
  • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander with illustrations by Kadir Nelson










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