Welcome to the Pacem Library Book Award!

The Pacem Library Book Award was created and promoted by our student librarians. Modeled after the Green Mountain Book Award, they have nominated a list of books that they are inviting members of the Pacem community to read. Readers can vote for their favorite book now. The goal of this project, according to our librarians is to, is to encourage more reading!


A link for complete descriptions of the books is here

A link to vote is here.  Anyone who has read at least four books off the list is welcome to vote!


Here is this year’s list.  Please note that some of these books aren’t appropriate for all ages. If you’re concerned about content, make sure to research them beforehand.  Books are linked to Common Sense Media where possible.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Realistic Fiction

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Realistic Fiction

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates


American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery


Watchmen by Alan Moore

Sci Fi/Graphic Novel

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Sci Fi

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Realistic Fiction

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Historical Fiction