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National Book Awards Finalist



“Dark at the Crossing” by Elliot Ackerman (Knopf)

“The Leavers” by Lisa Ko (Algonquin Books)

“Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing)

“Her Body and Other Parties: Stories” by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)


“Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (37 Ink)

“The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America” by Frances FitzGerald(Simon & Schuster)

“The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia” by MashaGessen (Riverhead)

“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann (Doubleday)

“Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” by Nancy MacLean (Viking)


“Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016” by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

“The Book of Endings” by Leslie Harrison (University of Akron Press)

“Whereas” by Layli Long Soldier (Graywolf Press)

“In the Language of My Captor” by Shane McCrae (Wesleyan University Press)

“Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems” by Danez Smith (Graywolf Press)


“What Girls Are Made Of” by Elana K. Arnold (Carolrhoda Lab)

“Far From the Tree” by Robin Benway (HarperTeen)

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. Sánchez (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

“Clayton Byrd Goes Underground” by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad)

American Street” by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray)

See the long lists in young people’s literature, poetry, nonfiction and fiction.

The fundraising gala where the winners will be announced takes place Nov. 15 in New York.


President Obama Plans To Write Another Book


Obama plans to restart his literary career after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20.

He published his first book, the memoir “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, when he was 34. A second book “The Audacity of Hope” was published in 2006. Literary agent Raphael Sagalyn said that President Obama could earn 30 million for a multiple book deal and one of the most valuable memoirs. He also said that Michelle Obama’s memoir will be the most valued first lady memoir in history.

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They Want These Books On Best Seller Lists Banned

they want Captain Underpants banned because of the violence it contains

reasons for challenges included anti-family messages, cultural insensitivity, drug and alcohol use, gambling and offensive language.Most recently, the book was pulled from middle school classrooms in Waterloo, Iowa, this March.

challengers take issue with the novel’s homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.

its drug- and alcohol-related and sexually explicit content and homosexuality has kept it as a repeated feature on the most challenged list.

continues to appear on the most frequently challenged books list for its scenes of violence, sexuality and offensive language.

despite its widespread popularity, Suzanne Collins’ series have been called anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitive, violent and satanic by those who challenge its presence on library shelves.

intended for younger audiences, the majority of its audience is more adult than young adult, there are still challenges to the series’ placement on library shelves due to its nudity, offensive language and religious viewpoint.

raises questions about appropriate content for young adult audiences. And some deemed it inappropriate enough to land on the most frequently challenged book list for three years.

landed on the top-10 most frequently challenged list in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 for its insensitivity, nudity, racism, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.

offensive language and racism were cited as reasons in 2009 and 2011 to take the book off of library and school shelves.

 Banned Books Week Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015

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