Nov
18
4:30 PM16:30

MIAMI BOOK FAIR: AWARD-WINNING READINGS

  • Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor) (map)
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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.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

MIAMI BOOK FAIR: AN EVENING WITH THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS

  • Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor) (map)
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Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 15, at which the winners will be announced, all nominees, including winners and finalists in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature, will travel to Miami for this remarkable gathering of literary talent.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

MIAMI BOOK FAIR: NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION TEEN PRESS CONFERENCE

  • Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor) (map)
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High school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Finalists for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People's Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action!

 

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

NEW YORK: BOOKS OF WONDER PANEL WITH NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTS

Books of Wonder is proud to host the finalist for the National Book Awards in Young People Literature at our 18 W 18th Street store. Meet the following authors, ELANA K. ARNOLD for What Girls Are Made Of, ROBIN BENWAY for Far from the Tree, RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground and IBI ZOBOI for American Street.

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