MY SENECA VILLAGE wins L.A. Times Book Award

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my seneca village marilyn nelsonMarilyn Nelson took home the L.A. Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature for her poetry collection My Seneca Village. In My Seneca Village, Nelson focuses on an imagined version of Seneca Village, a multiethnic community bulldozed in 1857 to make way for Central Park.

Nelson won over four other finalists: Don Brown’s graphic novel Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, Jason Reynolds’s The Boy in the Black Suit, Laura Amy Schlitz’s The Hired Girl, and Steve Sheinkin’s Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War.

My Seneca Village is available now.

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