Library association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The American Library Association has announced its winners of the Carnegie medals for literary excellence. James McBride won in fiction for his novel “Deacon King Kong.” Rebecca Giggs won in nonfiction for “Fathoms: The World in the Whale.” McBride and Giggs each have strong childhood memories of libraries. McBride would visit them often because they were a “safe space” and because his family couldn’t afford to buy many books. Giggs remembers her mother getting into aerobics “in a big way” and, a few nights a week, dropping off her and her sister at a library near the workout space.last_img

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