Recommended Reading – 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

These 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning titles are now available to borrow in our OverDrive collection.  Use the Sora app to read on a mobile device.

The Nickel Boys book cover

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (Fiction Winner)

“In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.”



Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel (History Winner)

“The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman’s fight for justice—and reparations.”




Sontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser (Biography Winner)

“The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.”




The Tradition, by Jericho Brown (Poetry Winner)
Lamont Poet, 2020

“Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal….. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.”



The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin 

“A new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall.”




Some of the previous years winners can also be found in OverDrive on this Pulitzer Prize list.