Here are the nominees for the 2020 Red Dirt Book Award. Read at least four from this list to vote for your favorite in April.

If you have a public library card, digital copies of all these books (including some audiobooks!) are available at

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Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Lafayette! by Nathan Hale

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay

Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Hyena Scientist by Sy Montgomery

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Agony House by Cherie Priest

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy

Chasing King’s Killer by James L. Swanson