Congratulations to the 2014 5 Under 35 Honorees!
The National Book Foundation is proud to announce the distinguished young writers who've been named our new 5 Under 35 Honorees. Each of them was selected by a National Book Award Winner or Finalist, and they'll be celebrated at a ceremony on November 17, hosted by Questlove.
Hangout with two NBA Authors
BookUp partnered with Google to connect our students with NBA Winner Will Alexander, author of Goblin Secrets, and two-time NBA Finalist Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints.
"Removal” lies at the heart of the story we commonly tell about Indians in the nineteenth century. At first glance, removal and the grand project of “civilizing” heathen peoples appear to be opposites. Yet on the deepest level, they were joined—were, indeed, different expressions of the same impulse. For the civilizing process imposed a complete renunciation of traditional lifeways; as such, it was another form, a cultural form, of removal.
—Excerpted from The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, by John Demos, Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction.