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Georgia Center for the Book announces annual lists

GPLS News, August 2016

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The Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) has selected the works of 24 prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2016 lists of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” The authors and illustrators will be honored Aug. 18 at a free, public event at 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium.


The lists are compiled annually from nominations received throughout the year by the writers, educators, librarians, media representatives and other individuals who comprise the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council. This year’s ceremony will mark books every georgians should read, 2016 editionthe seventh edition of “Books All Georgians Should Read” and the fourth “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.”


“For the Georgia Center for the Book, the ‘Books All Georgians Should Read’ and the ‘Books All Young Georgians Should Read’ lists are a wonderful way to honor the extraordinary talent we have right here in Georgia,” said Joe Davich, executive director of the GCB. “We are extremely proud of the 2016 lists. They are valuable assets for parents, teachers, librarians and readers of all ages across the state. We believe these lists can help guide readers to some of the finest writing available.”


The new list of “Books All Georgians Should Read” includes three works of fiction, six of non-fiction, and a collection of poetry. The list of “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” includes three picture books, three books for middle school readers, three books for young adults and one graphic novel.


The 2016 lists are the result of months of discussions by the Advisory Council, which considered more than 125 books by Georgians or about Georgia, Davich said.


2016 Books All Georgians Should Read


2016 Books All Young Georgians Should Read