The 2017 Book Awards: Nancy Shackelford Jones, Audrey Svensson, William Geroux, Michael Riedel, Lynn McNamara, Mackenzie Dawson
The Society recognizes books of merit that bear on American Life, by giving an Annual Award to the author and publisher of an outstanding book. We also give a Citation to an additional book and publisher, plus a Citation for Young Readers and publisher. The Book Award Committees of forty Chapters throughout the United States and abroad, under the leadership of Parent Chapter, read approximately fifty books a year. The books must be non-fiction, in one volume, and published during the previous year. Both author and publisher must be American. Voting takes place in the spring, and the Award and Citations are presented at the CDA Annual Meeting in early May.
The Book Award Committee consists of members from chapters of the CDA throughout the United States and abroad, under the leadership of the Parent Chapter in New York. Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting and Luncheon of The Colonial Dames of America, which is held in New York City in early May.