This year’s Rosies
Eliot Rosewater is a recurring character in novels by Kurt Vonnegut, a famous author from Indiana. In 1996, an award was created to honor him, other Indiana authors, and books in general. Each year 25 books of all different genres are selected, and after reading them, you can vote on the books and one of them will be a winner. The winner from 2019-2020 was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the honor books were One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus and Tell Me Three Things by Julie Baxbaum This year’s 2020-2021 Eliot Rosewater (Rosie) nominees are Attucks by Phillip Hoose; Autoboygraphy 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 Shuterman; Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia; Far from the Tree by Robin Benway; The Final Six by Alexander Monir; Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka; How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana; In Her Skin by Jim 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 Lauri Halse Anderson; Surface Tension by Mike Mullin; The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli; A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi; and The X-Files: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia. Check out the Rosie display down in the LMC and be on the lookout for an upcoming Rosie challenge sponsored by the LMC.