Nautilus Book Awards

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Nautilus Book Awards is a prize for books about social and environmental justice. It started in the United States in 1998. There is prize money. The award is to recognize books that "make a difference and inspire."[1] The award is named for the nautilus shell, as a symbol of wisdom and growth.[2]

Choosing winners[change | change source]

There are usually one gold and one or more silver awards each year. There are 24 adult and 4 children's/young adult categories.[3]

There are three steps in choosing Nautilus Book Award winners. Editors, professors, writers, librarians, publishers, schoolteachers and bookstore owners choose. Awards need agreement at all three levels. Sometimes there may be no awards if judges do not agree. A book may win more than one awrd.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Book Award Contests You Should Consider". Urban Literary Review. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. "The Nautilus Story". Nautilus Book Awards. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. "2012-2013 Nautilus Book Awards Categories". Nautilus Book Awards. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. "How Winners are Selected". Nautilus Book Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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