The Book of Unknown Americans was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year. It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, and an NPR Great Read. It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. In her Frederick Reads presentation, Henríquez will speak about identity and the immigrant experience. This keynote address will be a celebration of ordinary stories and our diverse cultural American history.