The Massachusetts Center for the Book has announced its list of Must-Read Books for 2011. The Massachusetts Book Awards highlight works by the contemporary writing community and encourage readers to explore those works. "Must Read" books have been written by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes and are named in four categories - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's/young adult literature. In the Fall, an award winner is chosen in each of the categories. The Massachusetts Center for the Book is the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It works with the national center and within the network of state-center affiliates that operate in every state in the Union as well as in the District of Columbia to promote "books, reading, literacy, and libraries" at the national and local levels.