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West receives BCALA award for book

Genevieve West (English) received an award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA). “Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories,” written by Zora Neale Hurston and edited by West, received an Honor Book for Fiction award during the 2021 BCALA Literary Awards during the virtual Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association.

The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors published in 2020. Recipients will receive awards recognition during the 2021 virtual National Conference of African American Librarians.