Books All Georgians Should Read Award Ceremony

8/16/2018 7:30 PM

Books All Georgians Should Read Award Ceremony AUG16

2018 Books All Georgians Should Read Award Ceremony


For the ninth time, the Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) selected the works of prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2018 “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” lists. 

The authors and illustrators will be honored on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at a free, public event at 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., in downtown Decatur.
“For the Georgia Center for the Book, the ‘Books All Georgians Should Read’ and the ‘Books All Young Georgians Should Read’ lists are a wonderful way to honor the extraordinary talent of authors and illustrators. 

2018 Books All Georgians Should Read
· Anthony Grooms—The Vain Conversation: A Novel (Story River Books)
· Tayari Jones—An American Marriage: A Novel (Algonquin Books)
· Joshilyn Jackson—Almost Sisters: A Novel (William Morrow)
· Tayari Jones, editor—Atlanta Noir (Akashic Books)
· David Peisner—Homey Don’t Play That: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (Atria)
· Maryn McKenna—Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (National Geographic)
· Jimmy Carter—Faith: A Journey for All (Simon & Schuster)
· Virginia Willis and Angie Mosier, photographer—Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
· Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen, Eddie Hernandez and Susan Puckett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
· Rupert Fike–Hello the House: Poems (Snake Nation Press)

2018 Books All Young Georgians Should Read
· Irene Latham—Can I Touch Your Hair? (Carolrhoda Books)
· Laura Freeman, The Hidden Figures (Harper Collins)
· Surishtha & Kabir Sehgal—Festival of Color (Beach Lane Books)
· Jackson Pearce—Ellie, Engineer (Bloomsbury)
· Roshani Choksi—Aru Sha and the End of Time (Rick Riordan Presents)
· Matt Laney—Pride Wars: The Spinner Prince (Houghton)
· Brian Stelfreeze, illustrator—Black Panther (Marvel)
· Nic Stone—Dear Martin (Crown Books)
· Rachel Allen—The Taxonomy of Love (Abrams)
· Becky Albertalli—Leah on the Offbeat (Balzer & Bray)

Books will be available for purchase at the ceremony from our friends at A Cappella Books.
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