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