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Prize-winning author Clint Smith working on book that will ‘expand monolithic narrative’ of WWII

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning author Clint Smith has a three-book deal with Random House, starting with an exploration of World War II’s impact upon everyone from a survivor of a Japanese internment camp in the U.S. to a Jewish activist in Nazi Germany. Smith’s “Just Beneath the Soil” will be his first nonfiction book since “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” came out in 2021. “How the Word is Passed” was a bestseller that won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and was praised by former President Barack Obama among others.

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