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Choice Awards

Nonfiction NOMINEES FOR 2019

Voting has ended for 2019.

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Winners

1. Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for…

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2. Becoming

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of…

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3. Where There’s Hope

Author. Activist. Victim—no more.

In her fearless memoir, My Story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind…

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4. The Good Neighbor

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and…

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5. Girl, Wash Your Face

Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by…

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6. Magnolia Table

Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from …

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7. Slave Stealers

Follow two abolitionists who fought one of the most shockingly persistent evils of the world:  human trafficking and sexual exploitation of slaves. Told in alternating chapters from perspectives spanning…

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8. How to Be a Good Creature

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and…

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9. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of…

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10. Fly Girls

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities vied with…

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Other Nominees

Best Bear Ever!

Best Bear Ever! follows Bear and Rabbit, along with their other friends (including Otter, Sloth, Skunk, and Turtle), to commemorate special…

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A Higher Loyalty

Former FBI Director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in…

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Making the Monster

The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on…

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The Library Book

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who…

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Grow Something Different to Eat

Whether you’re a beginner and determined to make the most of limited space with a truly unique and heirloom harvest, or a seasoned grower looking to…

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Peace for a Palestinian

Sahar Qumsiyeh was born to loving Christian parents in Beit Sahour, a town on the hills next to Bethlehem. Growing up in a country torn apart by…

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The Boy Crisis

What is the boy crisis?It’s a crisis of education. For the first time in American history, our sons will have less education than their dads. It’s a crisis of…

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A Second Wind

Born with wealth and privilege, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not generally someone in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the…

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Faith: A Journey for All

All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, “The issue of faith arises in…

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Fire and Fury

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most…

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Skinnytaste One and Done

Skinnytaste One and Done is the perfect resource for busy home cooks looking for easy, good-for-you dinnertime solutions. #1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka incorporates…

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The Future of Humanity

Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by…

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The Book of Books

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to…

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Whiskey in a Teacup

Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the…

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Zero Waste

We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste.

What if…

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