OYAN Book Rave 2018 Winners!

Every 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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2018 Book Rave voting now open!

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

Thank you for the MANY, MANY nominations for the 2018 Book Rave, honoring excellent books published between November 1, 2016 and October 21, 2017. It is now time for the members of OYAN to vote via Google Form (check your email for details!). The goal is to identify a varied list that includes middle grade and high school books, books of various genres, and books that represent diverse perspectives. We also try to include at least one book by an Oregon author and/or with an Oregon setting, so some of these qualities are noted along with the title and author of the books.

Please vote for any book you feel is worthy of recognition. There is a field at the end of each section for you to note particularly strong support and an opportunity to make a case of you feel that a book should NOT be included for some reason. In the event that two books by the same author are among the top vote-getters, only one book by that author will be chosen.

Voting will continue through Tuesday, January 23. The results will then be brought to the January OYAN meeting for further discussion.

Thanks for voting!

2018 Book Rave nominations closing soon!

Book Rave is a list of outstanding books for middle and high school students in Oregon created by the members of OYAN — and the deadline for nominations is approaching!

Titles on the 2018 list must be published between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. To nominate a title, fill out the online nomination form, including the title and author, date of publication, genre, tags, and a short synopsis of the book. The form allows for one nomination at a time, but you can fill it out multiple times to nominate multiple titles.

The form will be open through early December, and then members will be invited to vote on the nominated titles through mid-January. The top titles will be discussed at the winter meeting on January 20th in Beaverton, and then the final list will be announced at the OLA conference in April.

Questions? Email Sonja Somerville of the Salem Public Library.

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.