• 2021 - 2022 ORCA Nominees



    Grades 6-8:

    • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman 
    • Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
    • Sal & Gabi Break the Universe (Sal and Gabi #1) by Carlos Hernandez
    • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
    • Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
    • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
    • Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson
    • Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen

    Grades 9-12:

    • Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai
    • The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
    • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki with illustrations by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
    • Lovely War by Julie Berry
    • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
    • Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
    • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
      With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

    Grades 3-5:

    • The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society #4) by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles with illustrations by Hatem Aly
    • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
    • Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorell
    • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
    • Stargazing by Jen Wang
    • The Strangers (The Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
    • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander with illustrations by Kadir Nelson