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November 15, 2021

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#NonFicNov 2021 week 3

by N@ncy

Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be/Ask/Become the Expert with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert). 

 

Conclusion:

  1. I must have spent 2-3 hours just thinking about what topic
  2. …I want to be an expert in?
  3. Racism, history, art, science….I just could not put my finger on one topic.
  4. So I just decided to READ  the  nonfiction 
  5. Longlist for the 2021 National Book Awards.
  6. I’m sure this will guide me in my NF reading….into areas that I
  7. …never would have explored

 

 

UPDATE: 17.11.2021  National Book Awards Winners 2021!

Fiction – Nonfiction – Poetry – Translated literature – Young People’s Literature

 

 

Hanif Abdurraqib, “A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance” (finalist) –

REVIEW

 

Lucas Bessire, Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains” (finalist)

 

Grace M. Cho, Tastes Like War: A Memoir” (finalist)

 

Scott Ellsworth, “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice

 

Nicole Eustace, “Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America” (finalist)

 

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

 

Louis Menand, The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

 

Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake  (finalist)

 

Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” 

REVIEW

 

Deborah Willis, The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship

 

 

 

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  1. Nov 15 2021

    One of my colleagues read and loved A Little Devil in America so much it was on our staff favourites shelf for several months. Good with your new reading challenge 🙂

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    • Nov 15 2021

      I’m reading Hanif Abdurraqib’s book of poetry…intense, deep…I have to read some pages 3 x!
      Where did this man get such a gift for words….I am jealous!
      Recommend the essays The Little Devil in America…don’t miss it!

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  2. Nov 15 2021

    That’s a really good idea and a great list. I already have The Little Devil on my wish list from your review, and the other books on your list look equally good and powerful. Happy reading!

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