Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Jesmyn Ward received a National Book Award for “Sing, Unburied, Sing.” The book centers around 13-year-old Jojo, whose mother, Leonie, takes he and his toddler sister Kayla on a trip to Parchman to pick up their white father.

Ward is now a two-time winner of the National Book Award, as she won one in 2011 for her novel, “Salvage the Bones.”

Click here to read a New York Times story about her award.

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