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June 2014 eNewsletter

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SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS
NBA classics and BookUp favorites to take along on vacation journeys.



THE GREAT ESCAPE 
Circle the globe with 12 far-flung novels from celebrated National Book Award authors.
 
 KID LIT
School's out. Summer reading is in.
10 hot YPL titles chosen by our BookUpNYC students and instructors.

 

  

 




WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH  IT?
10 famous literary couplings that earned National Book Award honors.   
MAYA ANGELOU (1928-2014)
The beloved author and poet was a recipient of NBF's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Photo: Robin Platzer/Twin Images
Writer, poet, performer, and civil-rights leader Dr. Maya Angelou died on May 28 at the age of 86. Last November, Dr. Angelou received one of the book world's highest honors: the NBF Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. Introduced by National Book Award Finalist and Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Medalist Toni Morrison, Dr. Angelou's acceptance speech was delivered without notes and accompanied by spontaneous outbreak into song. After receiving the medal, the woman who transformed the literary landscape for generations of readers and writers was greeted with thunderous applause from her peers.
MEET 5 READING GAME-CHANGERS
Read the first installment in our two-part interview series with the 2014 Innovations in Reading Prize-Winners.
"We are creating a space where children not only have access to the best books in the market, but where they feel inspired to learn, imagine, and dream."
 
- Amanda Hirsh
Executive Director, Books for Kids
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COMING UP
Mark your calendars for these important dates for the 2014 National Book Awards.
  • September 10: NBA Longlist announced.
  • October 15: NBA Finalists announced.
  • November 19: Winners announced at the NBA Ceremony and Dinner.
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