Library

Sequoyah Books

     The Sequoyah Book Awards is a program in which certain books are nominated and added to a list in one of three categories: Children, Intermediate, and High School. The following are all the Sequoyah books available in our library:

Children (3rd-5th)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell
Ivy by Katherine Coville
Superstar by Mandy Davis
Genevieve’s War by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
The Someday Suitcase by Corey Ann Haydu
Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Sergeant Reckless by Patricia McCormick
Dirt by Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Joplin Wishing by Diane Stanley
A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Intermediate (6th-8th)

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven Frank
Braced by Alyson Gerber
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

High School (9th-12th)

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Bang by Barry Lyga
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

     In order to participate in the Sequoyah Book Awards, a student must simply read some books from the list and vote on their favorite when the ballots come out in April, 2018. One book from each category will be chosen to win the award based on the cumulative votes around the state.

 

Book Club

     With the start of a new school year, we’ve seen athletes kicking off seasons and getting back to the grind, but in the center of the school, our Sweetwater Bookworms are also hard at work in the library with a new year of Book Club! The Book Club is open for 7th through 12th grade students. Seventeen students have already signed up, and the list continues to grow! You can sign up for the book club on the sign-up sheet posted on the front library door.
     As in past years, students can read anything they would like while participating in the Book Club, but they have to meet certain requirements to participate in the annual end of year prize. The requirements have changed from previous years. This year the students must fulfill each of these requirements:

Must sign up for Book Club
Must have 60 AR points between 8/9/2018 and 12/7/2018
Must have 50 AR points between 1/3/2019 and 4/1/2019
Must currently be in good standing with the school

If students fulfill all of these, they will be able to go with the club on a trip at the end of the year. In past years the students have gone to see a live production of The Lion King, watched The Showman in theaters, and visited Barnes and Noble to help the librarians review new books for the library.