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Leisure and Popular Reading

Selected Award-Winning Books

National and International Awards

Graphic Novels



American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner - If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Américas Award Winner - The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Arab American Book Award Winner - Sand Opera by Philip Metres

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner - An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones

Hispanic Heritage Award Winner - Julia Alvarez

Mildred L. Batchelder Award - The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

Pura Belpré Award Winner - Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

Schneider Family Book Award - When We Collided by Emery Lord

Stonewall Book Award Winner - The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai


Rita Award Winner - Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Romance Novelist Association Award Winner - Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Science Fiction/Fantasy