Books All Georgians and Young Georgians Should Read 2024

The Georgia Center for the Book, an affil­i­ate Cen­ter of the Nation­al Cen­ter for the Book in the Library of Con­gress, has released the list of Books All Georgians and Young Georgians Should Read 2024. All books are selected works with Georgia connections—either by prize-winning authors and illustrators from Georgia or about topics important to

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Ruth J. Simmons’ Up Home

From the farmland of East Texas to Houston’s Fifth Ward to New Orleans at the dawn of the civil rights movement, Ruth J. Simmons depicts an era long gone but whose legacies of inequality we still live with today. Written in clear and timeless prose, Up Home is both an origin story set in the segregated South

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Alicia Elliott’s A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

The Mohawk phrase for depression can be roughly translated to “a mind spread out on the ground.” In this visceral memoir, Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of personal, intergenerational, and colonial traumas she and so many Native people have experienced. Elliott’s deeply personal writing details a life

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