The 25th Anniversary New York City Book Awards Ceremony
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.
The winning books for 2020-2021 are
The Young Lords: A Radical History
University of North Carolina Press
How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic
The City We Became
Deacon King Kong
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
Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything is Possible
Sarah Sierra and Stephen Haff
Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America
Sidebar photo by Karen Smul.
The New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.