Winner of the National Book Award Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing , delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and...
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Have you heard of the Alex Awards? Established in 1998, they celebrate books written for adults that have special appeal for younger readers, aged twelve to eighteen. These intergenerational, or crossover, books can serve as wonderful connection points between parents and teens.
Sibling relationships are complex. There is an undeniable rivalry between young humans as they attempt to share parents, belongings, and turf. Yet, our brothers and sisters are often the people who understand us the best. To celebrate National Sibling Day, we present ten of our favorite literary siblings.
Tonight the National Book Foundation announces America's best literature for 2017.