2022-2023 OBOB Title List

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9th to 12th Grade Division

  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
  • A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
  • The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  • Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
  • We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
  • What I Carry by Jennifer Longo
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

9-12 Annotated List

6th to 8th Grade Division

  • Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
  • The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  • Blended by Sharon M. Draper
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
  • The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • In the After by Demitria Lunetta
  • Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan Vaught
  • Slider by Pete Hautman
  • Taylor Before and After by Jennie Englund
  • The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey
  • When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn
  • While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown

6-8 Annotated List

3rd to 5th Grade Division

  • The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows
  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
  • Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar
  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
  • Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte & Ann Xu
  • Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner
  • Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
  • Spark by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Ten by Shamini Flint
  • The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell
  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

3-5 Annotated List