2020/2021 OBOB 6-8 Division

The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon 

Association of School Libraries. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary 

styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading 

comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Laurel Ridge Middle School 

sends a team to represent them to the regional competition in March.

                                                                                                                    6th to 8th Grade Division

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (ORCA)
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Moving Target by Christina Díaz González
New Kid by Jerry Craft
The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (ORCA)
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin

2021 ORCA


The Oregon Reader's Choice Award is intended to be a fun and exciting way for Oregon youth in grades 4-12 to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers.  During the course of the school 

year, Oregon students choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process. To print out a ballot click on the picture to the right. All ballots must be submitted the first day after spring break 

or earlier.

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (OBOB)
The Last : Endling #1 by Katherine Applegate
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (OBOB)
Sunny: Track #3 by Jason Reynolds
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier