Winning Reads: 2018 CT Book Awards Winners
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April 8, 2020 • Features & News, Winning Reads

Welcome to this week’s selection of winning reads! We hope you enjoy this visit back to the 2018 Connecticut Book Award Winners, which include:

We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter
Fiction

Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive–and to reunite–We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. More…


The Martyr and the Traitor — Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution by Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Nonfiction

In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general, George Washington. More…


Because When God is Too Busy, by Gina Athena Ulysse
Poetry

Gina Athena Ulysse’s Because When God Is Too Busy: Haïti, me & THE WORLD is a lyrically vivid meditative journey that is unapologetic in its determination to name, embrace and reclaim a revolutionary Blackness that has been historically stigmatized and denied. Crafting experiments with “ethnographic collectibles” of word More…


Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
Young Readers: YA

The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. More…


Double Take! A New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood
Young Readers: Juvenile

When it comes to opposites, it’s all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the finer points of a favorite concept. More…

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