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The Award-Winning Books of 2020

Including winners of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and more, these books have been read, judged, and celebrated by the best this year! Pick up an award-winning story for any age.

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    The Nickel Boys Book Cover Picture
    The Nickel Boys Book Cover Picture

    The Nickel Boys

    by Colson Whitehead

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
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    The Nickel Boys Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.95

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    Interior Chinatown Book Cover Picture
    Interior Chinatown Book Cover Picture

    Interior Chinatown

    by Charles Yu

    Winner of the 2020 National Book Award and soon to be a Hulu series: from the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.
    Interior Chinatown Book Cover Picture
    Interior Chinatown Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Tokyo Ueno Station Book Cover Picture
    Tokyo Ueno Station Book Cover Picture

    Tokyo Ueno Station

    by Yu Miri

    Winner of the 2020 National Book Award in Translated Literature, Tokyo Ueno Station is a surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations.
    Tokyo Ueno Station Book Cover Picture
    Tokyo Ueno Station Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Lost Children Archive Book Cover Picture
    Lost Children Archive Book Cover Picture

    Lost Children Archive

    by Valeria Luiselli

    In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up that won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet.
    Lost Children Archive Book Cover Picture
    Lost Children Archive Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Everything Inside Book Cover Picture
    Everything Inside Book Cover Picture

    Everything Inside

    by Edwidge Danticat

    Set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, here are eight emotionally absorbing stories, rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Everything Inside explores with quiet power and elegance the forces that pull us together or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.
    Everything Inside Book Cover Picture
    Everything Inside Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Say Nothing Book Cover Picture

    Say Nothing

    by Patrick Radden Keefe

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, Say Nothing is a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions.
    Say Nothing Book Cover Picture
    Say Nothing Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    A Song for a New Day Book Cover Picture
    A Song for a New Day Book Cover Picture

    A Song for a New Day

    by Sarah Pinsker

    Winner of the Nebula Award, A Song for a New Day follows a global pandemic that makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music—and for one chance at human connection.
    A Song for a New Day Book Cover Picture
    A Song for a New Day Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Roller Girl Book Cover Picture
    Roller Girl Book Cover Picture

    Roller Girl

    by Victoria Jamieson

    The Newbery Honor Award Winner and Young Reader’s Choice Award, Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby.
    Roller Girl Book Cover Picture
    Roller Girl Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.99

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    Dig Book Cover Picture
    Dig Book Cover Picture

    Dig

    by A.S. King

    Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal, A.S. King exposes how a toxic culture of polite white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can dig its way out.
    Dig Book Cover Picture
    Dig Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $12.99

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