The books on this list were published between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Book Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.
The Teen Council at Multnomah County Library’s Hollywood Branch updated their LGBTQIAP booklists. These lists are created by teens and for teens, with one list for tweens.
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, 2017 and October 31, 2018.
Nominations will be collected until early December 2018. Members will then be invited to vote on the nominated books through mid-January 2019, 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!
Access past Book Raves on the OYAN website.
Book Raves Project Lead, Sonja Somerville
The graphic novels on this list were published between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Graphic Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.
The 2015 Book Raves have are here!
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.
by Sonja Somerville
Just a quick note to let those interested that the materials from the October 24 OYAN Fall Workshop – A Focus on Non-Fiction for Young Adults: Selection, Suggestions, and How It All Relates to Supporting the Common Core – are now available on the resources page of NW Central: http://nwcentral.org/resources
- Narrative Non-Fiction Booklist for teens
- Non-fiction Graphic Novels for Teens list
- Narrative Non-Fiction Presenation
Thanks again to everyone who presented and attended. It was an great workshop. We hope the materials can be useful to those who attended and those unable to attend.
by Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library
We have the promising beginnings of a list of nominations for the 2015 OYAN Book Rave list. All we need now is a nomination (or two or three …) from YOU!
Nominations should be for excellent fiction or non-fiction young adult books published between
November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014.
(Graphic novels will be addressed separately through the Graphic Rave nomination process.)
Please tell us about any book you think is worthy, but I will note that we have a particularly lively interest in hearing about books that represent cultural diversity, books suitable for middle-grade readers, and non-fiction selections.
The books nominated to date can be viewed on GoodReads at:(http://tinyurl.com/jwrbyma )or in an Excel can be emailed to you.
When you send a nomination, please include:
- Month and year of publication
- 2-5 suggested tags
- A brief synopsis (not required, but encouraged!)
Nominations will be accepted until December 1.
Please send all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org