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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners: “The Underground Railroad” and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

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“The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced Sunday, Jan. 22 during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.
Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” re-imagines the Underground Railroad in this powerful tale about smart and resilient Cora, a young third-generation slave who escapes the brutality of a Georgia cotton plantation and seeks sanctuary throughout the terrorized South.
“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, shares harrowing stories of eight families who find themselves facing home evictions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shining a light on how eviction sets people up to fail.


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Global Donnica (globaldonnica) | 7 comments Now these sound seriously intense


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 565 comments Beverly wrote: "“The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evict..."

This is fantastic news -that these two works won.


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