2019 Ohioana Award Winners

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Book Cover: Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel

Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel

Author: Moriel Rothman-Zecher

ISBN: 9781501176265

"Nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written, Sadness Is a White Bird manages, with seeming effortlessness, to find something fresh and surprising and poignant in the classic coming-of-age, love-triangle narrative, something starker, more heartbreaking: something new." - Michael Chabon "Unflinching in its honesty, unyielding in its moral complexity." - Pulitzer Prize-winning author...

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Book Cover: Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life

Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life

Author: David Giffels

ISBN: 9781501105944

"A lifetime's worth of workbench philosophy in a heartfelt memoir about the connection between a father and son" (Kirkus Reviews) - the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project - constructing, with his father, his own coffin.David...

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Book Cover: Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Author: Wil Haygood

ISBN: 9781524731861

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King...

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Book Cover: Pardon My Heart: Poems

Pardon My Heart: Poems

Author: Marcus Jackson

ISBN: 9780810136915

Pardon My Heart is an exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos. In this lyrically complex collection, the speakers and subjects - the adult descendants of the Great Migration - reckon with past experiences and revelatory, hard-earned ideas about race and class. With a compelling blend of narrative...

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Book Cover: Out of Left Field

Out of Left Field

Author: ELLEN KLAGES

ISBN: 9780425288597

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It...

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