OYAN Book Rave 2017 winners!

Lover Book by flickr user Hazel Marie. Shows a red heart held between the pages of a bookEvery year, OYAN members choose their favorite novels for teens from the past two years. Nominations depend upon what the nominator thinks teens in Oregon will like to read or have been reading with enthusiasm, and the final list is created based on a vote of the OYAN membership. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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Book Rave Voting Open through January 20th!

Voting for the 2017 Book Rave titles will continue through January 20th! Details from Ian Duncanson:

Please take a few moments to vote on our Book Rave titles:

A “no” vote denotes that you read and hated the book! A “Didn’t Read It” option has been added this year to reduce confusion. There are seven “genre” sections; I realize that some books may belong in more than one section. I tried to do my best to separate them and make it more manageable as we’re assembling the final list.

Please let me know if you have any questions or notice anything weird about the Google form. And as Buddy Holly said, “Rave on, it’s a crazy feeling!”

Book Rave voting now open!

Voting is now open for the 2017 Book Rave titles! Details from Ian Duncanson:

Please take a few moments to vote on our Book Rave titles. A “no” vote denotes that you read and hated the book! A “Didn’t Read It” option has been added this year to reduce confusion. There are seven “genre” sections; I realize that some books may belong in more than one section. I tried to do my best to separate them and make it more manageable as we’re assembling the final list.

Please let me know if you have any questions or notice anything weird about the Google form. And as Buddy Holly said, “Rave on, it’s a crazy feeling!”

The 2016 Book Rave brochures are here!

The 2016 OYAN Book Rave has been announced! This list celebrating the best of young adult literature from the previous year is revealed each year at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference. This year’s list has 21 stellar titles published between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. Books are nominated and later voted on by the members of the Oregon Young Adult Network.
Now that the list is available (in printable PDF – both color and b/w), the rest is up to you. Print it! Share it! Show it to teens! Create displays! Help Oregon teens find and read these exemplary books.
Also, stay alert for your opportunity to be a part of developing these best lists. A call for Graphic Novels is out now, for a list that will be announced in October. We’ll start looking for new Book Rave nominations in August.

2015 Book Rave Winners

The 2015 Book Raves have are here!2015BookRaveCollage

The OYAN Book Rave is an annual list of recommended young adult literature selected by the members. Nominations are solicited throughout the year, with a final electronic vote occurring around the winter membership meeting. Titles are chosen to represent a variety of genres and reading levels that have been published between November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014.

This Years List:

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Family Romanov: Murder Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
  • The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
  • Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • The Sittin’ Up by Shelia P. Moses
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Clariel by Garth Nix
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • The Swap by Megan Shull
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye J. Walton
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Download your PDF to use at your school or library.