A Patriotic Pick: April 2023

  • April 14, 2023

Enjoy this Grateful American™ reading recommendation!

A Patriotic Pick: April 2023

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Michelle Coles, winner of the 2022 Grateful American Book Prize for her debut novel, Black Was the Ink:

  • Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi. “Thanks to [the author’s] instinctive storytelling gifts, [Homegoing] leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries,” says the New York Times of this 2016 bestseller. “By its conclusion, the characters’ tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight.”

Each year, the Grateful American™ Foundation, through its Book Prize, honors excellence in children’s historical nonfiction and fiction focused on the people and events that have shaped the U.S. since its birth. Learn more about the prize here.

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