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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
In Robin Benway’s Far From the Tree, being the middle child has its ups and downs, but for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. In Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World, a couple on the run may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love. Charmaine Craig’s Miss Burma, based on the lives of the author’s mother and grandparents, tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of one family struggling to find love, justice, and meaning during a time of war and political repression. In Erika L. Sanchez’s I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a young girl struggles to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family following the death of her sister. In Ibi Zoboi’sAmerican Street, a young Haitian immigrant adjusting to Detroit must confront a dangerous proposition.