Today the National Book Foundation announced the twenty-five finalists for this year’s National Book Awards, with five finalists in each category.



  • The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
    by Colin G. Calloway
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  • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
    by Victoria Johnson
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  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
    by Sarah Smarsh
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  • The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
    by Jeffrey C. Stewart
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  • We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    by Adam Winkler
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Translated Literature

Young People’s Literature

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