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March is Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to get inspired by some of literature’s greatest contributors. Here are 18 outstanding, masterful titles that have landed on the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist or took home the gold medal.   &nbsp…(Read More)

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

UPDATE: No medal for nonfiction was awarded in 2018. _______________________________________ The American Library Association (ALA) announced “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The selection was announced RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter…(Read More)

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

On February 11, while the world is focused on medals of the gold, silver and bronze kind, many of us will be in Denver focusing on medals of another kind—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in  Fiction and Nonfiction. The XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the Carnegie Medals share more…(Read More)

AC17_Carnegie-Ceremony-&-Reception_Save-The-Date

Join us for this popular event celebrating the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which are cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year’s program, sponsored by NoveList, will include Sara Paretsky, the featured speaker as well as remarks from fiction…(Read More)

The Underground Railroad and Evicted, Carnegie Medals For Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

On January 22, we announced the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction; The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the fiction medal and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City won the nonfiction medal. We present to you, dear reader, a thoughtful, engaging discussion guide for each book…(Read More)

“The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie…(Read More)

Books for Africa

The Reference and User Services Association will be holding a book drive for the organization Books for Africa during the 2017 ALA Midwinter meeting, January 20-23, in Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to bring a book with you on the plane, or pick one up in the exhibits hall. At Midwinter, drop by the ALA…(Read More)

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