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The 25th Anniversary New York City Book Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:00 PM | YouTube Live | open to the public | drop in

The New York City Book Awards, founded in 1996, honor each year’s best books about the city. This year's special ceremony honors the creators of great New York City books from 2019 and 2020.

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Click here for the list of 2019 winning books.

The winning books for 2020-2021 are

Johanna Fernández
The Young Lords: A Radical History

University of North Carolina Press

Bill Hayes
How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic

Bloomsbury

N.K. Jemisin
The City We Became

Orbit

James McBride
Deacon King Kong

Riverhead

Jonathan Daniel Wells
The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of Civil War

Bold Type Books

THE HORNBLOWER AWARD FOR A FIRST BOOK
Stephen Haff
Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything is Possible

and
Sarah Sierra and Stephen Haff
Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America

HarperCollins

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Sidebar photo by Karen Smul.

The New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.