Awards Program

Eliot Rosewater Information

New Washington Middle-High School participates annually with other high schools in the state to vote for the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award. Students who choose to participate read at least one book from the list of nominees and cast their votes in the spring. All books are labeled with a gold nominee label at the bottom of the spine — current nominees also have a pink rose label. Click here to vote!

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Eliot Rosewater is a recurring fictional character in Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, including God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Vonnegut is a famous Hoosier author who grew up in Indianapolis. This award was named to honor him and all Indiana writers. The award is often referred to as the “Rosie Award” or “Rosie.”

2015-2016 Eliot Rosewater Nominees

45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson

5th Wave, The by Rick Yancey

Avery Shaw Experiment, The by Kelly Oram

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Good Braider, The by Terry Farish

I Am the Weapon (Previously Boy Nobody) by Allen Zadoff

If We Survive by Andrew Klavan

Name of the Star, The by Maureen Johnson

Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Mike Ritland

Nazi Hunters, The: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Hicks

Pretty Girl 13 by Liz Coley

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Six Months Later by Natalie Richards

Swagger by Carl Deuker

Testing, The by Joelle Charbonneau

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Waiting Carol by Lynch Williams

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Young Hoosier Book Award Information

The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing reading experiences for Indiana school children. Although NWMHS does not currently participate in voting at this level, look for these books in the media center with a red or blue YHBA label at the bottom of the spine!

2015-2016 Intermediate Nominees

Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger

Almost Super by Marion Jensen

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman

By the Grace of Todd by Louise Galveston

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World by Elizabeth Rusch

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde

Gone Fishing: A Novel by Tamera Will Wissinger

The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown

How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know by Susan E. Goodman

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald

The Pet War by Allan Woodrow

Rutherford B., Who Was He? : Poems About Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer

The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford

The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise

Wild Born by Brandon Mull

2015-2016 Middle Grades Nominees

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

The Girl From Felony Bay by J.E Thompson

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson

The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance

Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Infestation by Timothy J. Bradley

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

The Living by Matt De La Pena

The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald

The Right Fight by Chris Lynch

Sasquatch in the Paint by Kareem Abdul -Jabbar

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Intermediate and Middle Grades Nominee List