Nominations open for the 2018 OYAN Book Rave

Posted on behalf of Sonja Somerville of the Salem Public Library (with slight modifications for publication on the blog):

I am pleased and excited to invite you to nominate a book … or 2 … or many for the 2018 OYAN Book Rave.

Book Rave is an annual list produced by the members of the Oregon Young Adult Network and announced at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference in April. Books nominated should be written and marketed for readers of middle and high school age (generally 6th-12th grade) and be published between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.

To make this process even more awesome, I have developed a Google Form for the purpose of collecting nominations.

So that you are quite prepared, the form asks for title and author, date of publication, genre, tags, and a short synopsis.

It will allow you to nominate one book at a time, but feel free to use it again and again! The more everyone nominates, the fewer times I bug you with reminder.

Nominations will be collected until early December 2017. Members will then be invited to vote on the nominated books through mid-January 2018, narrowing the list to approximately 20 OYAN Book Rave selections. The list is further discussed at the winter meeting of the Oregon Young Adult Network.

Please nominate early and often!!

If you have any questions, I am easily reached at ssomerville@cityofsalem.net.

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.