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.”

2020-2021 Eliot Rosewater Nominees

Attucks! by Phillip Hoose

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappi

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

In Her Skin by Kim Savage

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Surface Tension by Mike Mullin

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The X-Files: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia

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!

2020-2021 Intermediate Nominees

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine

Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker

The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective

Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln by Marissa Moss

Granted by John David Anderson

Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes

Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney

Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley

Lost (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson

Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos

The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff

Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) by Hena Khan

RA the Mighty, Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela

Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor

2015-2016 Middle Grades Nominees

Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Gamer Army by Trent Reedy

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Girl I Used To Be by April Henry

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

New Kid by Jerry Craft

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Intermediate and Middle Grades Nominee List

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