National Book Award Winners, 2020-2023

Reviews, excerpts, and conversations with the authors of history books that have won the prestigious award.
A large federal style brick house, the William Paca House in Annapolis, Md.

I Searched for Answers About My Enslaved Ancestor. I Found Questions About America

'Did slavery make home always somewhere else?'
In this excerpt from "South to America," Imani Perry describes what it's like to be an African American historical tourist in the American South.
Malcolm X

The Day Malcolm X Was Killed

At the height of his powers, the Black Nationalist leader was assassinated, and the government botched the investigation of his murder.
This excerpt from "The Dead are Arising" recounts the botched investigation of Malcolm X's assassination, which resulted in two men spending two decades in prison for a crime they did not commit.