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Massachusetts Book Award Winners for the Year 2001

Honoring books published in 2000.
Celebrated at the Boston Public Library, 2 November 2001.

Fiction  |   Nonfiction  |   Poetry  |   Children's/Young Adult   |   Photo Gallery

Fiction Award

MotherKind by Jayne Anne Phillips
(Alfred A. Knopf / Vintage)

Fiction Honors

The Diagnosis by Alan Lightman
(Pantheon Books)
The Family Orchard by Nomi Eve
(Alfred A. Knopf / Vintage)
Properties of Light by Rebecca Goldstein
(Houghton Mifflin)
The River King by Alice Hoffman
(Penguin Putnam)

Nonfiction Award

Reflections in Bullough’s Pond by Diana Muir
(University Press of New England)

Nonfiction Honors

Constant Turmoil by Mary Blewett
(University of Massachusetts Press)
Fire & Roses by Nancy Lusignan Schultz
(Free Press / Simon & Schuster (e-book) / Vintage)
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
(Viking Press)
Red Sox Century by Glenn Stout and Richard Johnson
(Houghton Mifflin)

Poetry Award

Breathing Room by Peter Davison
(Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry Honors

Bewitched Playground by David Rivard
(Graywolf Press)
The Leaf and the Cloud by Mary Oliver
(DaCapo Press)
A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen by Martín Espada
(W.W. Norton)
Multitudes by Afaa Michael Weaver
(Sarabande Books)

Children’s / Young Adult Literature Award

What’s in a Name by Ellen Wittlinger
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers )

Children’s / Young Adult Honors

The Janitor’s Boy by Andrew Clements
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers )
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
(Walter Lorraine Books/Houghton Mifflin)
Learning to Swim by Ann Turner

Children's Picture Book Award

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson
(Houghton Mifflin)

Children's Picture Book Honors

The Disappearing Island by Corinne Demas
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers )
Dory Story by Jerry Palotta
(Charlesbridge Publishing )
Zachary's Ball by Matt Tavares
(Candlewick Press)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen