Slate names COLUMBINE 1 of 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the quarter century

Slate just set about creating a canon of major nonfiction books, by naming The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years. Staggered to see Columbine there, with a lovely write-up.* It's currently their cover story, and an awesome list. I have read quite a few, and loved nearly all of those, including Lost City of Z, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families,** and . . . I better stop listing, or this post will be huge. Most of the others have been on my should-read or maybe-read list, and just got a huge bump. (I went right out and ordered Age Of Wonder--not sure what took me so long.) It's amazing company, and I'm

Vote for PARKLAND: semi-finals of Goodreads Choice Award

Thanks to everyone who voted Parkland into the semi-finals of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Nonfiction of 2019. The downside: I ask for you to vote again. I appreciate the votes, shares, tweets, etc. Thanks. This round ends tonight at midnight pacific time. I learned you can vote 3 times: once per round, per category. Please use them all. Thanks! https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-nonfiction-books-2019

PARKLAND longlisted for ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal

So, good news and bad news, since I've been insanely busy book touring and haven't attended to my blog. The good news: Parkland: Birth of a Movement, was longlisted last month for a really prestigious award: the American Library Association's Andrew Carnegie Medal for best nonfiction book of 2019. How cool was that? The year-end awards are just beginning, and gratifying to see Parkland in the mix. Even more cool: I was nominated alongside Toni Morrison! Unfortunately, they released the short list this week (3 finalists each in fiction and nonfiction), and neither Toni nor I were on it. They come, they go. Meanwhile, Parkland was just nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Nonficti

'Parkland' nominated for Goodreads Choice Award--PLEASE VOTE!

Parkland: Birth of a Movement was nominated as Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Please help by voting in the first round! And posting on social media, or asking friends, etc. Teachers who have used the book, please consider asking your students. This is a huge thing for books. Goodreads has 90 million users--all book lovers. The voting starts with 15 nominees per category, and 3 rounds of voting. Round 1 runs now through Sunday (Nov 10). You don't have to join, and it should literally take seconds.) Thanks. Just follow the link. I actually won it for Columbine (the 2nd year they had it), and it helped the book reach a wider audience. That's when they only had 3 mi

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