2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award Winner


Congratulations to our 2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award Winner:

American Fast by Kareem Fahmy

College basketball superstar Khady Salama dreams of leading her team to the NCAA Championship. But in her senior year, March Madness coincides with Ramadan and she’s promised her devout mother that she’ll fast, even though it means not being in peak condition for her team. When her story turns public, Khady unexpectedly becomes a role model for young Muslim women everywhere, with just one small problem…she’s lying. As the tournament unfolds, Khady is forced to grapple with her faith, family, and what it means to win at all costs.


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Past Winners

  • 2021-2022 Pocket Universe by Thomas Brandon
  • 2020-2021 Queen Bee by Sharyn Rothstein
  • 2019-2020 The Absentee by Julia Dolittle
  • 2018-2019 To Quiet the Quiet by Christy Hall
  • 2017-2018 Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel
  • 2016-2017 Happily After Ever by Laura Zlatos
  • 2015-2016 You Remind Me of You by Matthew Capodicasa
  • 2014-2015 Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsay Ferrentino
  • 2013-2014 Sequence by Arun Lakra
  • 2012-2013 Lemonade by Mark Krause
  • 2011-2012 Three Views of the Same Object by Henry Murray
  • 2010-2011 Miles Away by Christine Whitley

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