The winners of the 2012 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Checkout these winning books from your hometown library today.
2012 Children's Sequoyah Award:
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks - and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.
2012 Intermediate Sequoyah Award:
Positively by Courtney Sheinmel
Thirteen-year-old Emmy, grieving over her mother who died of AIDS, resentful of having to live with her father and pregnant stepmother, and despairing about her future, finds hope at a summer camp for HIV-positive girls like herself. Includes facts about Elizabeth Glaser, one of the founders of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
2012 High School Sequoyah Award:
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.