Now Accepting 2017 Award Submissions
We are currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Arab American Book Awards, honoring books published in 2016, in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Children/Young Adult. The deadline to submit a book for consideration is February 15, 2017.
More information is available in the 2017 Criteria and Submission Form.
2016 Book Award Winners Announced
Click HERE to read the full list of 2016 Book Award winners and honorable mentions. The awardees were honored during a celebration on Oct. 24 at the Lebanese American University - New York Academic Center. See photos from the ceremony HERE.
Reading & Discussion Guides Available
Enhance the reading experience for your classroom or book club with the help of Reading & Discussion Guides. The guides offer summaries, questions, author interviews and other supplementary material. Download a free Reading & Discussion Guide for the following 2014 award-winning titles:
Reading & Discussion Guides for the 2015 winners are available for download HERE.
This project was made possible by Bustan Al-Funun Giving Circle at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy.
About the Arab American Book AwardsThe Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach.
Winners and honorable mentions may be presented annually in these categories:
Each winter, the Arab American National Museum’s Library & Resources Center issues a call for award submissions. To be eligible for consideration for the 2017 awards, a book must comply with the following criteria:
Past Arab American Book Award Winners
To view lists of past winners, click on the years below.
Kirsten Terry-Murphy, Librarian
313.624.0223 (direct line)