Prize-winning Novels and Movies
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 2015
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - 2014
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy - 2007
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenidies -2003
Nebula Award for Best Novel
National Book Award for Fiction
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich - 2012
- Three Junes by Julia Glass - 2002
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - 2001
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
- I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - 2015
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray - 2010
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang - 2007
- Looking for Alaska by John Green - 2006
Georgia Author of the Year for Fiction
- Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson - 2011
- The Book of Marie by Terry Kay - 2008
- Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson - 2007
John Newbery Medal
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - 2015
- Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo - 2014
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - 2013
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - 2010
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - 2009
Academy Award for Best Picture
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Deliverance by James Dickey
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
- Sautee Shadows by Denise Weimer
- Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
- Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
- River of Hidden Dreams by Connie May Fowler
- No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Broaden your horizons by discovering books about other cultures and perspectives.
"Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” — Jacqueline Woodson, Author of Brown Girl Dreaming
by Arundhati Roy
In 1969 Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
by Khaled Hosseini
Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.
by Julia Alvarez
A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship.
by Gene Luen Yang
A graphic novel by the author of Duncan's Kingdom alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in American popular culture.
by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
by Amy Tan
Olivia Laguni has a battle of wills with her half-sister and lifelong nemesis, Kwan Li, whose haunting predictions and implementation of the secret senses link their family's struggles to the challenges of their ancestors.
by Ha Jin
An ambitious and dedicated Chinese doctor, Lin Kong finds himself torn between two very different women--the educated and dynamic nurse with whom he has fallen in love and the traditional, meek, and humble woman to whom his family married him when they were both very young.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of The Bluest Eye captures the dreams, memories, conflicts, and complex interior lives of the citizens of a small, all-black town as four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near the town during the 1970s, in a novel that blends past, present, and future.
by Michael Cunningham
A novel of three women whose lives become intertwined during the 1950s spans the nation, from New York to Los Angeles, and follows them to a haunting and surprising conclusion.
by Lian Hearn
In a novel set in ancient Japan, the first volume in The Tales of the Otori trilogy, a young boy named Takeo becomes a pawn in the ceaseless wars between rival warlord clans in a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals.
by E. Lynn Harris
Follows the experiences of a gay social climber and his career criminal brother, who reunite thirty years after being separated as children.