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Use your social media channels, websites, newsletters, and other communications to share the news of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Link to ala.org/carnegieadult where people can find useful background on the awards as well as the latest information.

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Make the most of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in your library, bookstore, and reading group. The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction offer great programming opportunities, help you highlight outstanding titles, and can encourage your patrons to read books recognized for their excellence by a selection committee of library professionals.  Feel free to use the annotations and quotes from the Booklist reviews for promotional efforts.

And don't forget, book seals for the finalists and winners are available at the ALA Store.

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Promotional Tools from Previous Years

Want to enhance your summer reading program? Our experts have compiled a list of read alikes for shortlist for readers to enjoy! Not enough time to read? Don’t forget the audiobook editions! Shortlist read alikes are selected by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Notable Books Council, which is comprised of expert readers’ advisors and librarians that work closely with adult readers.

2018 shortlist read alikes
2017 shortlist read alikes
2016 shortlist read alikes
2015 shortlist read alikes
2014 shortlist read alikes

Discussion Guides

2017 Winner Discussion Guides:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

2016 Winner Discussion Guides:
The Sympathizerby Viet Thanh Nguyen
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, by Sally Mann

2015 Winner Discussion Guides:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

2014 Winner Discussion Guides: 
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Andrew Carnegie Medals, author videos: Watch finalists and winners comment on their shortlist nominations, speak on the importance of libraries, and extol the power of librarians.

  • Junot Díaz, author of This Is How You Lose Her and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2013 finalist
  • Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2013 finalist
  • Anne Enright, author of The Forgotten Waltz and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 winner
  • Russell Banks, author of Lost Memory of Skin and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 finalist
  • Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 finalist
  • James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 2012 finalist

AWARD SPONSOR

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