21 Nov National Book Award Winners Announced!
And the winners are….On November 16th the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the prestigious National Book Award. The Award is given in four different categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature.
This year’s winners are:
- Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
“After Cora, a slave in pre-Civil War Georgia, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South.”
- Nonfiction: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi
“A comprehensive history of anti-black racism focuses on the lives of five major players in American history and highlights the debates that took place between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and anti-racists.”
- Young People’s Literature: March. Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
“Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world.”
These titles are available to request at La Porte County Public Library. Check out why these have the gold stamp of approval!