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Massachusetts Book Awards 2001
Honoring books published in 2000

The Massachusetts Book Awards are presents each year by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. To be eligible, books must have been written by authors who currently live and work in Massachusetts or must present topics of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth regardless of their author's residency.

Archive of Past Lists


Fiction Award

MotherKind: A Novel
by Jayne Anne Phillips

Fiction Honors

The Diagnosis
by Alan Lightman

The Family Orchard
by Nomi Eve

Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Quantum Physics
by Rebecca Goldstein

The River King
by Alice Hoffman

Non-Fiction Award

Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England
by Diana Muir
HC107.A11 M84 2000

Non-Fiction Honors

Constant Turmoil: The Politics of Industrial Life in Nineteenth-Century New England
by Mary Blewett
HD9857.N36 B58 2000

Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834
by Nancy Lusignan Schultz
F74.C4 S35 2000

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
G530.E77P45 2001x

Red Sox Century: One Hundred Years of Red Sox Baseball
by Glenn Stout and Richard Johnson
GV875.B62 S76 2000

Poetry Award

Breathing Room: New Poems
by Peter Davison
PS3554.A94 B77 2000

Poetry Honors

Bewitched Playground
by David Rivard
PS3568.I8285 B49 2000x

The Leaf and the Cloud
by Mary Oliver
PS3565.L5L4 2000

A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen: Poems
by Martin Espada
PS3555.S53 M39 2000

Multitudes: Poems Selected & New
by Afaa Michael Weaver
PS3573.E1794 M85 2000

Children's / Teen Literature Award

What's in a Name
by Ellen Wittlinger

Children's / Teen Honors

The Janitor's Boy
by Andrew Clements

Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry

Learning to Swim: A Memoir
by Ann Turner
PS3570.U665 L43 2000

Children's Picture Book Award

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
by D.B. Johnson

Children's Picture Book Honors

The Disappearing Island
by Corinne Demas

Dory Story
by Jerry Palotta

Zachary's Ball
by Matt Tavares

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
by Jane Yolen


Archive of Past Lists