2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

The Arab American Book Awards have been announced! Established in 2006, the Awards, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, celebrate “books written by and about Arab Americans” while sparking “greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing.” Winners will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 7. (More details here.)

The winning and honored titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are as follows. For more information, click here.

Fiction

WINNER

The Angel of History, by Rabih Alameddine

HONORABLE MENTION

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, by Mona Awad

Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award

WINNER

Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine, by Steven Salaita

HONORABLE MENTION

Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization, and Social Transformation in Egypt, by Hanan Hammad

George Ellenbogen Poetry Award

WINNER

Something Sinister, by Hayan Charara

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Hagar Poems, by Mohja Kahf

One Hundred Hungers, by Lauren Camp

Children/Young Adult

WINNER

The Treasure of Maria Mamoun, by Michelle Chalfoun

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine, by Ibtisam Barakat

The Three Lucys, by Hayan Charara, illus. by Sara Kahn

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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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