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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
Nov 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780593307373

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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller 
An NPR Best Book of 2021
A TIME Magazine Best Children’s Book of 2021
A Barnes & Noble Book of the Year finalist 
A Barnes & Noble Best Picture Book of 2021
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2021
A School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2021 
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2021
An Evanston Public Library Great Book for Kids 2021: Poetry
A Chicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Older Readers of 2021
A News & Observer Best Book of 2021
An American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) Blog Best Book of 2021
An Amazon Best of November: Ages 6-8 of 2021 
An Amazon Best children’s book of 2021: Ages 6 to 8
A 2022 ILA Notable Books for a Global Society Award Winner 
A “022 Irma S. Black Award Silver Medalist
A 2022 Bank Street College The Best Children’s Books of the Year 
A 2022 AAMBC Literary Award Nominee
A 2022 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Children’s Poetry Winner 
A 2022 NCTE/CLA Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award Winner 
A 2022 SDUSMP Phillis Wheatley Book Award Winner 
A Seattle’s Child Best Book of 2022
A King County Library System Best Children’s Book of 2022
A 2022 Cybils Award Winner (blog) 
An American Library Association 2022 Notable Children’s Book
A 2021 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best of the Best 
A 2022 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 
An Indiana Read Aloud Selection 
A Maine Student Book Award Selection 
A Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Selection 
A Capitol Choices (DC) Master List Title 
A Volunteer State (TN) Book Award Selection 


“A gift to Black Americans and everyone else who reads it.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Black history is not merely a story of slavery and suffering but one of perseverance and hope.” ―Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“A stunning work, providing a glimpse into the history of the Black experience before and after the slave trade; the poetic language and breathtaking artwork will have a lasting effect on readers.” ―School Library Journal, starred review

“Written in lovely and loving verse, with dynamic, expressive, and expansive illustrations that convey the emotional journey of a resilient people, this book provides a moving, informative answer to an essential question.” ―Horn Book, starred review

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