With these crisp fall days leading into more frigid temperatures we had several book picks at our LIVE Friday Fiction book group in October that are long-listed and/or finalists for awards.
2018 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction and Young People’s Literature
- Heartland : A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
- Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction
2018 Man Booker Finalist & 2019 Andrew Carnegie Award Shortlist for Fiction
In addition Jessica gave an overview of our REACT Grant: Read, Engage, And Come Together work this coming year. November and December will focus on the topic of Poverty and Food Insecurity. Several of our book picks last month also engage the issues that will be explored with our REACT Grant:
- Dear America: Notes on an Undocumented Citizen
- Friday Black
- Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
Our best wishes for moments of peace and gratitude during the upcoming autumnal holiday season.
Lisa and Jessica