2015 Massachusetts Book Awards

Misery Islands wins a Mass Book Award

The MassBooks are the the largest state book awards program in the country.  Each year, the program receives hundreds of submissions. The Center staff, working in partnership with reading advisors and judges from the Massachusetts library community, develop a list of “Must-Read” books and name the award winners.

Massachusetts Must Read Books for 2015  (poster)
Congratulations to the Mass Book Award winners for 2015!
  • Fiction: Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng  (Penguin)
  • Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert  (Holt)
  • Poetry: Misery Islands by January Gill O’Neil (CavanKerry)
  • Picture Books: Going Places by Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds (Simon & Schuster)
  • Middle Reader/Young Adult: Conversion by Katherine Howe (Putnam/Penguin Teen)

State House Awards Ceremony

All winners and honorees will be celebrated at the State House on January 12, 2016, with a short program and lunch with colleagues, librarians, legislators, and -- we hope -- readers like you!  Contact us for details:


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