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2020 Sequoyah Masterlist Announcement

Thank to our amazing library-media friends for helping the Sequoyah program thrive in Oklahoma!

Introducing the 2020 Oklahoma Sequoyah Books.

Find the sets at by searching “Sequoyah 2020” or by the catalog numbers below.

Use PROMO CODE OKS19 when you order to save up to $30.00!

(The promo code has an “19”, but make sure you order the 2020 sets)

Children’s: 15 Books, $283.34 Cat# 1090058

The Art of the Swap Asselin, Kristine
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Wallace, Sandra Neil
Bob Mass, Wendy
The Doughnut Fix Janowitz, Jessie
The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare Bethell, Zillah
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Shurtliff, Liesl
Journey of the Pale Bear Fletcher, Susan
Lifeboat 12 Hood, Susan
The Rhino in Right Field Dekeyser, Stacy
Spindrift and the Orchid Trevayne, Emma
The Spirit of Cattail County Piontek, Victoria
The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book Tubb, Kristin O’Donnell
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Auxier, Jonathan
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair Makechnie, Amy
Winterhouse Guterson, Ben


Intermediate: Intermediate: 15 Books, $306.46 Cat# 1090060

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Auxier, Jonathan
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Beals, Melba Pattillo
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World Blake, Ashley Herring
The Benefits of Being an Octopus Braden, Ann
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish Cartaya, Pablo
Like Vanessa Charles, Tami
The War Outside Hesse, Monica
Nowhere Boy Marsh, Katherine
The Flight of Swans McGuire, Sarah
Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth O’Connor, Sheila
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam Partridge, Elizabeth
After the Shot Drops Ribay, Randy
Amal Unbound Saeed, Aisha
Front Desk Yang, Kelly
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Anderson, M. T.

High School: 15 Books: $303.53 Cat# 1090061

Dry Shusterman, Neal
The Beauty That Remains Woodfolk, Ashley
What the Night Sings Stamper, Vesper
After the Shot Drops Ribay, Randy
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam Partridge, Elizabeth
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 Marrin, Albert
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Mafi, Tahereh
Isle of Blood and Stone Lucier, Makiia
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Darius the Great Is Not Okay Khorram, Adib
Everless Holland, Sara
How We Roll Friend, Natasha
I Have Lost My Way Forman, Gayle
Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot Conkling, Winifred
A Heart in a Body in the World Caletti, Deb

Thank you to the Oklahoma Library Association and the Sequoyah reading teams for their dedication to the Sequoyah Book Award program!!!

Grow Your Sequoyah Book Award Program

Our latest newsletter is available.  The second annual GROW YOUR SEQUOYAH ISSUE!  Please click on the menu at the right for great information on ways to grow your Sequoyah Book Award program.  The newsletter even contains printable charts, voter ID cards, puzzles, and amazing ideas for kicking off your program, and following through with campaigning, voting activities, watch parties, and more!

The newsletter also includes information about a free Skype opportunity with Holly Schindler, author of 2017 Children’s Sequoyah Award nominee for “Junction of Sunshine and Lucky”.

And, the newsletter also spotlights great new books by Oklahoma authors.

Finally, if you are a Perma-Bound customer, and you haven’t requested your 2017 Sequoyah video link – email us today!


2017 Sequoyah Posters

The 2017 Posters will be at the Perma-Bound booth at O.L.A.!

2017-Sequoyah-ChildrensIf you aren’t attending, we will have  two distribution evenings.  One in Tulsa on March 31, and one the following week in OKC.


We will send out a notice with time and location on Facebook, Twitter, and email.  You can meet up with us, and we will give you the new Sequoyah posters, plus Caldecott, Newbery, and King posters too (while supplies last).  Other goodies will be at the distribution too, like free books, signed books, and event kits.  Hope to see you!



2017 Sequoyah Book Award Update


They’re here!

The 2017 Sequoyah Book Award Masterlists have been announced!

As proud supporters of the Sequoyah Book Award program, we create free posters, bookmarks, plus an exciting promotional video each year – for Oklahoma librarians and their students.  Perma-Bound does not sponsor these promotional items, so we design and pay for them ourselves.  To you – our faithful customers, we thank you for everything you do to help us afford these projects.  To those who haven’t made the switch to Perma-Bound – we ask that you consider partnering with us by choosing Perma-Bound as a primary supplier of your library books.

POSTERS: We will have 2017 posters at OLA this year in Tulsa.   Rumor has it there might be a CHILDREN’S PREVIOUS-WINNERS POSTER this time around!!!  We hope you will attend, but if you don’t, watch for our tweets (@brownbrosbooks) during OLA week for times and locations to meet us for evening poster-pick-ups in Tulsa and in OKC.

BOOKMARKS: At the OTA/Encyclo-Media conference in October, stop by our booth and receive 25 free Sequoyah bookmarks.  Tell us you ordered your Sequoyah books from Perma-Bound, and we’ll give you an extra 25!  Tell us Perma-Bound is your main book supplier, and we’ll send you away with a big stack of them.

DVD: We are hard at work securing willing authors to help make this year’s author DVD the best ever!  Only 10 days into the project, we already have commitments from 2/3 of the Children’s and Intermediate nominees!  They are so kind, and very excited to speak to your students!  We are in the process of contacting the high school nominees now.

Speaking of the DVD – look for major changes this year.  The main presentation will be much shorter – under 20 minutes – and will feature a one-minute message from each participating author.  Then, there will be a bonus section, where we will have additional messages from the authors, their book trailers, and more!

How do you get the 2017 Author Video???

1. Our most faithful Perma-Bound customers can request and receive the video links for an exclusive 2-month bonus period, from about August 5th through October 5th.

2. Any library-media specialist who visits the Perma-Bound booth at  October’s OTA/Encyclo-Media conference can pick up a free copy of the DVD.  If you aren’t a Perma-Bound customer, we hope you’ll speak with us about the benefits of having Perma-Bound books in your library.

3. We want every student to see these videos.  So, if you don’t attend the conference, and you’re still not ready to make the switch to Perma-Bound, no problem!  Beginning December 10th, please contact us, and we will send you the video links.  That still leaves you with three months to increase interest among your students, before the March voting deadline.

For ideas for promoting the Sequoyah Book Award to your students, visit and visit their Sequoyah section.  There is great stuff there.  Or contact us – we have some good ideas too.