Have you Heard? 2022 Award Winners

As 2022 comes to a close, check out these titles that all won literary awards this past year.

Below you’ll find audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library. This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and you can visit a library location for assistance in finding personalized recommendations.

For more award-winning books, check out our 2021 Award Winning Audiobooks and PPL’s selection of Time Magazine’s Best Books of 2022.

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Adult:

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri, narrated by Shiromi Arserio. Winner of the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Novels. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu by Tom Lin. Narrated by Feodor Chin. Winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib, read by JD Jackson. Winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award. Print / eAudiobook / Large print.

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, narrated by Kerry Shale. Winner of the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney, narrated by Aoife McMahon. Winner of the 2022 Dalkey Literary Award for Novel of the Year, the 2021 Irish Book Award for Novel of the Year, the 2021 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fiction and a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2021. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Brood by Jackie Polzin, narrated by Rebecca Lowman. Winner of the 2022 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the 2022 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Minnesota Book Award. Print / eAudiobook.

Midnight in Washington by Adam Schiff, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Turnout by Megan Abbott, narrated by Cassandra Campbell. Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller, a Booklist 2022 Top 10 Best Mysteries & Thrillers, and a finalist for the 2022 International Thriller Writers Thriller Award for Hardcover Novel. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton, narrated by a full cast. Winner of the 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize, the 2022 Audie Award for Best Fiction, and was longlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Punch me up to the Gods by Brian Broome, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography, the 2022 Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, and the 2022 Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Teen:

All my Rage by Sabaa Tahir, narrated by Deepti Gupta, Kamran R. Khan and Kausar Mohammed. Winner of the 2022 National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia, narrated by Machelle Williams. Winner of the 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature and the 2021 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. Winner of the 2022 Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Youth Literature, the 2021 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and a 2022 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, narrated by Isabella Star LaBlanc. Winner of the 2022 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult, the 2022 Michael L. Printz Award, the William C. Morris Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Josette Frank Award for fiction for older children and an American Indian Youth Literature Award YA honor book. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

When you look like Us by Pamela N. Harris, narrated by Preston Butler III. Winner of the 2022 Golden Kite Award for Young Adult, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary work, an Odyssey Honor Audiobook, an Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee and an International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Society. Print / eAudiobook.

How Moon Fuentez fell in love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, narrated by Kyla Garcia. Winner of the 2022 Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Award, an Amelia Elizabeth Walden finalist, and a top ten ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults book. Print / eAudiobook.

Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and the YALSO Honor Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Ain’t Burned all the Bright by Jason Reynolds, narrated by a full cast. Winner of the 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Young Adult, a nominee for the 2021 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award and a 2021 Printz Award honor book. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger, narrated by Shaun Taylor-Corbett and Kinsale Hueston. Winner of the 2022 Andre Norton Award and longlisted for the National Book Award. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Children’s:

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff, narrated by Jax Jackson. Winner of the 2022 Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult, a 2022 Newbery Honor book, and a National Book Award finalist. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, narrated by Rebecca Soler. Winner of the 2022 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile, 2022 Florida Book Award, 2022-23 Kansas NEA Reading Circle Selection, 2022-23 Sunshine State Young Reader Award Nominee and a 2022 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention. Print / eAudiobook.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award, a Caldecott Honor book, a Sibert Medal Honor and longlisted for the National Book Award. Print / Wonderbook / eAudiobook / eBook.

Eyes that kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, narrated by Natalie Naudus Bradner. Winner of the 2022 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text and the Golden Poppy Book Award. Print / Wonderbook / eAudiobook.

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca, narrated by Priya Ayyar. Winner of the 2022 Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade Fiction, 2022 Walter Dean Myers Award, 2021 New England Book Award, 2022 Crystal Kite Award, 2022 Massachusetts Book Award and a 2022 Newbery Honor Book. Print / eAudiobook.

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, narrated by Frankie Corzo. Winner of the 2022 Pura Belpre Author Award and the 2022 Newbery Award. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young, narrated by Shaun Taylor-Corbett. Winner of the 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award for best Middle School. Print / Playaway.

How to find what You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani, narrated by Priya Ayyar. Winner of the 2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award. Print / eAudiobook.

Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, translated from the Japenese by Avery Fischer Udagawa, narrated by Traci Kato-Kiriyama. Winner of the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the 2022 Crystal Kite Award and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Print / eAudiobook.

Boogie Boogie, Y’all by C.G. Esperanze, read by the author. Winner of the 2022 Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and a Pura Belpre Honor Book. Print / eAudiobook.

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