Celebrate the National Book Award Finalists

Celebrate the National Book Award Finalists

November 13th at 6PM ET
17th Street Location

Brilliant 2023 Books!

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature published in the United States, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in our culture, so join us as we celebrate some of this year's best and brightest new titles!

Join us in-store to discover:
  • Huda F Cares? by HUDA FAHMY. Huda and her sisters can’t believe it when her parents announce that they’re actually taking a vacation this summer... to DISNEY WORLD! But it’s not quite as perfect as it seems. First Huda has to survive a 24-hour road trip from Michigan to Florida, with her sisters annoying her all the way. And then she can’t help but notice the people staring at her and her family when they pray in public. Back home in Deerborn she and her family blend right in because there are so many other Muslim families, but not so much in Florida and along the way. What results is family bonding, unexpected friendships, and some unique personal growth.
  • The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine by KATHERINE MARSH. Thirteen-year-old Matthew is stressed, miserable, and isolated. His journalist dad is stuck overseas indefinitely, and his mom has moved in his one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother to ride out the pandemic. When Matthew finds a tattered black-and-white photo in his great-grandmother’s belongings, he discovers a clue to a hidden chapter of her past, one that will lead to a life-shattering family secret. Set in alternating timelines that connect the present-day to the 1930s and the US to the USSR, The Lost Year sheds fresh light on the Holodomor – the horrific famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, and which the Soviet government covered up for decades.
  • Big by VASHTI HARRISON. In this wonderful picture book, Vashti Harrison traces a child’s journey to self-love and shows the power of words to both hurt and heal. With spare text and exquisite illustrations, this emotional exploration of being big in a world that prizes small is a tender portrayal of how you can stand out and feel invisible at the same time.

Monday, November 13th at 6PM ET at Our 17th St Store!

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