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Summer Learning Track: And the Award Goes to...

Set your learning standards high this summer by reading these recent literary award winners and participating in the Friends Summer Learning Challenge. Get started by using this sample Learning Track, or customize your own to meet your specific learning goals. The challenge began May 30th and goes through August 16th.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2014

  • Fiction: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Non-fiction: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Man Booker Prize 2014

  • Fiction: The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan by Chatto & Windus
  • National Book Award 2014

  • Fiction: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Nonfiction: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
  • Poetry: Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
  • Young People’s Literature: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • National Book Critics Circle Award 2014

  • Fiction: Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Nonfiction: The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis
  • Autobiography: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast
  • Biography: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
  • Poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Pulitzer Prize 2015

  • Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
  • Biography or Autobiography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
  • Poetry: Digest by Gregory Pardlo
  • General Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
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