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SHS Learning Commons: Find a Book

Book Awards we Follow

2020 Booker Prize Winner

The Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for five decades. The prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK.

Announced during the month of November

2020 National Book Award Winner for Nonfiction

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

Announced during the month of November

2021 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

ANNOUNCED during the month of January 

2021 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

ANNOUNCED during the month of January 

2021 Michael L. Printz Winner

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

ANNOUNCED during the month of January 

2020 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

The National Book Award 

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

Announced during the month of November

2020 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

One of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that is awarded annually for letters, drama, and music. The award recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author.

ANNOUNCED during the month of April

2021 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

ANNOUNCED during the month of January 

2021 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

ANNOUNCED during the month of January 

 

Cheat Sheet to help you place a Book Hold!

Library Catalog

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Sora

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Access eBooks & audiobooks through Sora!

Click the Sora icon and choose Scarborough High School from the drop down menu and use your School Google email if asked to login

Newest Book Sample

Audio Book Reviews

Scarborough Public Library

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With a Scarborough Public Library card, you can access Cloud Library eBooks and eAudiobooks

If you need a library card and are a student at a Scarborough school, please email Mike Windsor at: mwindsor@scarboroughlibrary.org 

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Portland Public Library

Free Portland Public Library cards are available to residents in any town in the Southern Maine Library District