News, VOLUME 10

2017 National Book Award Short List Announced!

The Short Lists of Finalists in the Running for 2017 National Book Awards, were announced today…


How many of these have you read?

Who would you pick as the winner in each category?
(We’ve marked our guess with *** )

[ Fiction ] [ NonFiction ]  [ Poetry ] [ Young People ]


Young People

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Elana K. Arnold

Carol Rhoda Lab

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Robin Benway


[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”1524700487″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”106″]***[easyazon_link identifier=”1524700487″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter[/easyazon_link]

Erika L. Sánchez


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Rita Williams-Garcia 


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Ibi Zoboi

Balzer + Bray

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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