Nominate the Best RPCV Books of 2019 — awards will be announced in August 2020


To further fulfill its goals to encourage, recognize and promote Peace Corps writers, RPCV Writers & Readers, the newsletter that was the precursor of and, presented its first annual awards for outstanding writing in 1990. A total of 163 awards have been given since that time.

When possible, Peace Corps Writers Awards are presented at the RPCV Conference Awards Ceremony.

The awards are:

Send you nomination(s) to John Coyne at

(You may nominate your own book. Make sure you are nominating a book that was published in 2019.)


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  • What about giving a lifetime award to Mildred D. Taylor (Ethiopia 1965-67) for her ten volume Young Adult Fiction saga of the American Civil Rights Movement. I can’t find a category in the list for her great achievement and contribution to American Letters.

    All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

    Mildred D. Taylor
    Penguin, Jan 7, 2020 – Young Adult Fiction – 496 pages
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    The saga of the Logan family–made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry–concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.

    In her tenth and final book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi
    to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor’s hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell.

  • Great idea, Marnie…we’ll have to wait until 2020 (next year’s award) as the book was published by Penguin on January 7, 2020.

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