Do you like reading other people's stories? Then check out Booklist's latest top 10 list of biographies.They includes singers, artists, scientists, playwrights, and activists. Are there any biographies that you would add to the list?
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Are you looking for a new biography to read? Then check out the longlist below for the 2021 Plutarch Award--an award for best biography published in English chosen by fellow biographers.
Booklist puts out many top 10 lists. If you're looking for some new history books to read, then check out Booklist's Top 10 History Books. I know that a number of them are on my to-be-read list.
Donna Seaman's "Core Collection: New and Innovative Black History" in the current Booklist is just in time for Black History Month. It's always nice when someone else puts together an excellent reading list. There are biographies, family histories, memoirs, histories, women's stories and I hope that you can find one (or more) that stimulates your interest. I know I have.
"Every year around 27 January, UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its unwavering commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945.
Recently the National Book Foundation announced the 2021 Finalists for the National Book Awards. According to their website "the mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture." The categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, Young People's Literature.
The fall sports season has started and what better way to start it with a top 10 list from Booklist. The latest is for new sports books. This diverse list includes books about polo in the inner city, tennis stars, soccer players, a woman boxer, football in WWII, and Victorian spiritualists. Are there any titles that you would add?
"The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works.
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists have been announced. The award "celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding." On September 22nd a winner and runner-up in both fiction and nonfiction categories will be announced. The 2021 finalists are:
Booklist puts out many top 10 lists. Below is the current one for memoirs. They include facing serious illness, family struggles, family tragedies, racism.