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The 2020 Celebration of Nebraska Books Set for October 17, 2020

Celebration of Nebraska BooksThe celebration, free and open to the public, will feature presentation of the Nebraska Center for the Book's Nebraska Book Awards, Mildred Bennett Award and Jane Geske Award.

The 2020 Nebraska Book Awards will honor authors and publishers of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2019. Featured winning authors will read from their work and sign copies of their books.

The Jane Geske Award will be presented to honor an organization that exemplifies exceptional contributions to literacy, books, reading, libraries, or literature in Nebraska. The annual Jane Geske Award commemorates Geske's passion for books, and was established in recognition of her contributions to the well-being of the libraries of Nebraska. Jane Pope Geske was a founding member of the Nebraska Center for the Book, former director of the Nebraska Library Commission, and a long-time leader in Nebraska library and literary activities.

The Mildred Bennett Award recognizes an individual who made significant contributions to the fostering of the literary tradition in Nebraska. This annual award reminds us all of the literary and intellectual traditions that enrich our lives and mold our world.

The 2020 One Book One Nebraska book selection will be featured. All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton with Ken Gire.

The Nebraska Center for the Book Annual Meeting will be held just prior to the celebration. An Awards Reception honoring the winning authors, book signings, and an introduction of the 2021 One Book One Nebraska book choice will concluded the festivities.

The 2020 Celebration of Nebraska Books is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Library Commission, and History Nebraska's Nebraska History Museum—with hospitality furnished by Friends of University of Nebraska Press and Humanities Nebraska supporting the One Book One Nebraska presentation. For more information contact Tessa Terry, 402-471-3434 or 800-307-2665, or visit the Facebook pages of the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Library Commission, and One Book One Nebraska.


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