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New Books: Award Winners

This page includes both print books and ebooks. The 2019 awards given to each book are listed under the book title; some books have received multiple awards.

Click on the title to find out more:

  • Access the book online, if the WorldCat Discovery page that opens has a "View Ebook" button.
  • If the title is not available online, and you are on or near campus, select the "Request" button for Contactless Pickup of the print title in the library.
  • If the title is not available online, and you are not near campus, you can enter your zip code under "Libraries Worldwide," in order to see if the book is available at a library near you.

Adult Fiction

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner or Finalist

Lot

The Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner or Finalist

Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize Winner or Shortlist Book

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Opioid, Indiana

The Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner or Finalist

Patsy

The Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner or Finalist

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Lost Children Archive

The Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner or Finalist

Lanny

Balcones Prize Winner or Finalist

Red at the Bone

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

Bi Writers Association Bisexual Book Award Winner or Finalist

The Water Dancer

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

1919

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Over The Rainbow Top Ten List

Disappearing Earth

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

Gideon the Ninth

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Over The Rainbow Top Ten List

House of Stone

Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize Winner or Shortlist Book

Sabrina and Corina

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

The Deep

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

The Old Drift

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner

The Other Americans

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

Arab American Book Award Winner or Honorable Mention

There There

Carnegie Medal Winner or Shortlist Book

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner or Finalist

Pulitzer Prize Winner or Finalist

Trust Exercise

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

We Cast a Shadow

PEN Open Book Award Winner

Deaf Republic

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner

Sight Lines

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

Adult Nonfiction and Biographies

Hattiesburg

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

Black Fortunes

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

A Rainbow Thread

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Amity and Prosperity

Pulitzer Prize Winner or Finalist

Ben Hecht

PEN Open Book Award Winner

Grass

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award

How We Fight for Our Lives

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Publishing Triangle Award for Best LGBTQ Books Winner or Finalist

In the Dream House

Bi Writers Association Bisexual Book Award Winner or Finalist; Golden Crown Literary Society Literary Award Winner; American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Over The Rainbow Top Ten List; Publishing Triangle Award for Best LGBTQ Books Winner or Finalist

No Ashes in the Fire

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Socialist Realism

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Solitary

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

The Soul of the Stranger

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

The Yellow House

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

Thick

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

What You Have Heard Is True

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

Children's Books

Indian No More

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

At the Mountain's Base

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Fry Bread

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Birdsong

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

I Can Make This Promise

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

Stargazing

APALA Award Winner or Honor Book

¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

Pura Belpré Award Winner or Honor Book

A Good Kind of Trouble

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book

Genesis Begins Again

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Newbery Medal Winner or Honor Book

Hot Comb

Virgina Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award Winner or Honor Book

Infinite Hope

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Look Both Ways

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Ezra Jack Keats Award Winner or Honor Book

Pura Belpré Award Winner or Honor Book

New Kid

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Newbery Medal Winner or Honor Book

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Other Words for Home

Newbery Medal Winner or Honor Book, Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, Arab American Book Award Winner or Honorable Mention, Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book

Paper Son: the Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Small in the City

Ezra Jack Keats Award Winner or Honor Book

Soldier for Equality

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Pura Belpré Award Winner or Honor Book

Sulwe

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Thanku

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

The Bell Rang

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

The Bridge Home

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book

The Undefeated

Caldecott Medal Winner or Honor Book

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Newbery Medal Winner or Honor Book

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Torpedoed

YALSA Non Fiction Award Winner or Finalist

When Aidan Became a Brother

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table's Stonewall Book Award Winner or Honor Book

Young Adult Books

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner or Honor Book

Frankly in Love

APALA Award Winner or Honor Book

They Called Us Enemy

APALA Award Winner or Honor Book

Virgina Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award Winner or Honor Book

The Astonishing Color of After

APALA Award Winner or Honor Book

Anger Is a Gift

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

Ash

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

Dig

Printz Award Winner or Honor Book

Excellence Volume 1

Virgina Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award Winner or Honor Book

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me

Printz Award Winner or Honor Book

Virgina Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award Winner or Honor Book

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book

Like a Love Story

American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table's Stonewall Book Award Winner or Honor Book

Mooncakes

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

Ordinary Hazards

Printz Award Winner or Honor Book

Patron Saints of Nothing

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner or Finalist

Pet

James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Winner or Honor Book

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner or Finalist

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table's Stonewall Book Award Winner or Honor Book

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book

Red, White and Royal Blue

Bi Writers Association Bisexual Book Award Winner or Finalist

The Downstairs Girl

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

The Grief Keeper

Lambda Literary Award Winner or Finalist 

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

The Other Side

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

National Book Award Winner or Finalist

National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner or Finalist

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Coretta Scott King Award Winner or Honor Book

We Set the Dark on Fire

American Library Associations Rainbow Roundtable's Rainbow Book List for Children and Teens

With the Fire on High

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature Winner or Honor Book