Massachusetts Book Award2015

Given by Massachusetts Center for the Book

Other Names: Mass Book Awards, Massachusetts Must-Read
30 Works 16,333 Books 987 Reviews ½ 3.9
Awarded by the Massachusetts Center for the Book
Each year, the MassBooks recognize significant achievements in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature from the previous show more calendar year. To be eligible, books must have been written by authors who currently live and work in Massachusetts or must present topics of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth regardless of their author’s residency.
Throughout the award year, we promote an award winner and two honors books in each of the four award categories by producing/hosting reading, discussion, and activity guides for each title at our web site and by featuring the books at the Massachusetts table in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival. The award and honors titles are also deposited in Special Collections at the State Library.
Massachusetts Book Award website
The 1st annual awards were made in 2001 show less
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September 2023: Winner2023 Recent
September 2023: Honor Book2023 Recent

Winner 5

Must-Read (Longlist) 30

WorkCategoryYear
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NgFiction2015
The Boston Girl by Anita DiamantFiction2015
Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony JohnstonFiction2015
American Romantic by Ward JustFiction2015
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan MeyersFiction2015
All We Had by Annie WeatherwaxFiction2015
Conversion by Katherine HoweMiddle Grade / Young Adult2015
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie AgosínMiddle Grade / Young Adult2015
Egg and Spoon by Gregory MaguireMiddle Grade / Young Adult2015
Miss Emily by Burleigh MutenMiddle Grade / Young Adult2015
Centaur Rising by Jane YolenMiddle Grade / Young Adult2015
Mending Horses by M. P. BarkerMiddle Reader / Young Adult2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth KolbertNonfiction2015
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael BlandingNonfiction2015
The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America's Forgotten Military Disaster by Michael M. GreenburgNonfiction2015
John Quincy Adams: American Visionary by Fred KaplanNonfiction2015
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway by Doug MostNonfiction2015
Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business by Jennifer TaubNonfiction2015
Going Places by Paul A. ReynoldsPicture Book / Early Reader2015
A Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara KerleyPicture Book / Early Reader2015
Breathe by Scott MagoonPicture Book / Early Reader2015
S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet by Richard MichelsonPicture Book / Early Reader2015
Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace by Alicia PotterPicture Book / Early Reader2015
Mumbet's Declaration of Independence by Gretchen WoelflePicture Book / Early Reader2015
Misery Islands by January Gill O'NeilPoetry2015
Afforded Permanence by Liam DayPoetry2015
Into Daylight: Poems (Dorset Prize) by Jeffrey HarrisonPoetry2015
Second Childhood: Poems by Fanny HowePoetry2015
Samsara : poems by Jennifer MarkellPoetry2015
City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series) by Afaa Michael WeaverPoetry2015

Special Director's Mention 1

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Awarded by the Massachusetts Center for the Book
Each year, the MassBooks recognize significant achievements in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature from the previous calendar year. To be eligible, books must have been written by authors who currently live and work in Massachusetts or must present topics of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth regardless of their author’s residency.
Throughout the award year, we promote an award winner and two honors books in each of the four award categories by producing/hosting reading, discussion, and activity guides for each title at our web site and by featuring the books at the Massachusetts table in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival. The award and honors titles are also deposited in Special Collections at the State Library.
Massachusetts Book Award website
The 1st annual awards were made in 2001 (English, Member-written)
Massachusetts Book Awards

The Massachusetts Book Awards highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some "close reading" of those imaginative works created by the authors among us. Throughout the award year, we a list of "Must Reads " in each of four award categories -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children's/young adult literature -- that have been written by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes. We also publish an annual MassBook Census of Massachusetts books. In the Fall, we name promote an award winner in each of the categories. (English, Member-written)

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