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The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
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WINNER 44,826 votes
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, the beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, easily won the award for Best History & Biography. Maxwell King, a former journalist who now leads the nonprofit Pittsburgh Foundation, offers a view of the children's champion that is both a feel-good tribute and a look into Rogers' commitment to making the world a better place.

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The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
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