Eliot Rosewater Book Award

Isabelle Hernandez, MVC Writer/Photographer

The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award is bestowed upon one book annually. High school students all throughout Indiana vote on their favorite books, by rating each book they’ve read from the list. There are twenty-five suggested books for the award. At the end of May, the votes are tabulated by the Rosie committee, and the book with the highest rating is announced as the winner. 

Katelyn Salazar

The Eliot Rosewater Books, fondly known as the Rosie books, allow students to share opinions and have a say in awarding some of the best young adult novels. 

The 2021-2022 book nominees: 

  • #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
  • After the Fire by Will Hill, Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
  • Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach
  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
  • How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
  • I am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
  • I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson
  • Killing November by Adriana Mather
  • Michigan Vs. The Boys by Carrie S. Allen
  • On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Patron  Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  • Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
  • Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
  • Skyward #1 by Joe Henderson
  • Teen Titans Raven by Kami Garcia
  • The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson
  • The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  • The Opposite of Innocent by Sonja Sones
  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
  • The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  • Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
  • Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Summaries of the novels, as well as directions for how to vote, are on the Eliot Rosewater Award website. Find it at: http://www.rosiebookaward.com/2021-2022-nominees.html. Read a nominee and cast your vote.