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2017 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

The winner of the 2017 National Book Award for fiction is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

“Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. 167 more words

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Colson Whitehead Honored by Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation for his Acclaimed Novel "The Underground Railroad"

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Colson Whitehead recently won the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for fiction presented by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. Whitehead was honored for his novel… 141 more words

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"A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra"

Something about the title of this poem just makes me think of The English Patient, as a troubled yet humane Hana helps carry the man known as the EP up from the train and towards the bomb-damaged Villa San Girolamo. 505 more words

Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out & Back Again is an award-winning, wonderfully written YA novel in verse following the experiences of young Hà starting in wartime Saigon, Vietnam. Hà and her family of three brothers and their mother flee Vietnam in search of safety via a navy ship. 103 more words

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates with Coffee

I don’t know that I am qualified to write a review on this powerful book. I am not the target audience but I may be the audience that most needs to read  115 more words

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Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Friends, oh my god this book. It deserves all of the praise and all of the awards. And, it did win the National Book Award for Fiction! 598 more words

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Just Read: The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead - 2016 #NationalBookAward Winner @ColsonWhitehead

It goes without saying that going into reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead I had huge expectations. It was an Oprah pick, has received endless buzz in the bookish world since its publication in August 2016, and most recently was selected as the 2016… 2,044 more words

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