29. TRUE CRIME

GOLD: 

The Greatest Hoax on Earth: Catching Truth, While We Can

by Alan C. Logan

(Alan Logan)

 

 

 


SILVER (tie):

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1 -- The Man Who Got Away

by Lise Pearlman

(Regent Press)

 

 

 

Manson Exposed: A Reporter's 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder

by Ivor Davis

(cockney kid publishing)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

Chasing Alice: How the Life, Murder, and Legacy of an English Teacher Changed a Delmarva Community

by Stephanie L. Fowler

(Salt Water Media)

 

 


30. GRAPHIC NOVEL/DRAWN BOOK 
 

GOLD: 

Poems To See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

by Julian Peters

(Plough Publishing House)
 

 


SILVER:

Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams

by Michael Allred, Steve Horton & Laura Allred; Foreword by Neil Gaiman

(Insight Comics)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

CHAZAN! Unfiltered

by Lenny Schwartz; Artwork by Erminio Pinque (

Never Enough Books)

 

 


31. HUMOR

GOLD:

The Big Tow: An Unlikely Romance

by Ann McMan

(Bywater Books) 

 

 

 


SILVER:

Now Lorraine Has Gone: A Romantic Comedy

by Jeff Lowder

(Rockhampton Press)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE:

French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris

by Scott Dominic Carpenter

(Traveler's Tales)

 

 

 


32. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS ( 7 & UNDER)

GOLD (tie):  

A Tale For A Sleepy Bunny

by Mila Coxon;  illustrated by Karen Bentley

(FROM YOU TO ME)

 

 


SILVER:

52 - A Tale of Loneliness

by Johnny DePalma; illustrated by Kyle Brown

(Umbrelly Books Publishing)

 

 

SILVER:

Let's Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World

by Kate DePalma; illustrated by Martina Peluso

(Barefoot Books)

 

BRONZE:

When We Stayed Home

by Tara Fass, LMFT & Judith A. Proffer; illustrated by Yoko Matsuoka

(Huqua Press)

 


33. CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS (ALL AGES)

GOLD (tie):

The Vanishing Lake

Written and Illustrated by Paddy Donnelly

(YeeHoo Press)

 

You Be You 

by Richard Brehm; illustrated by Rogerio Coelho

(BeeZeus Publishing)

 

 


SILVER:

Trying

by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Elise Hurst

(Compendium)

 

 

BRONZE:

Ivan the Stupid and Ivania the Klutz

by Pat Hall; illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis

(Crow's Foot Books)

 

 

 


34. CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE

GOLD: 

Adventures in Kindness

by Sophia Fox and Carrie Fox; illustrated by Nichole Wong Forti

(Mission Partners Press)

 

 

 


SILVER: 

Global Kids: 50+ Games, Crafts, Recipes & More from Around the World

by Homa Sabet Tavangar; illustrated by Sophie Fatus

(Barefoot Books)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

My Coping Skills Handbook

by Amanda Dounis, B.SC

(Mind Potential Publishing)

 

 

 


 

35. JUVENILE-YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

GOLD: 

Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia

Edited by Christopher Lloyd

(Britannica Books)

 

 

SILVER: 

Seven Lessons for Dreamers & Makers
Concept by Glenn Wallace; Illustrated by Michael Mullan

(Savannah College of Art and Design)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE:

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

by Amanda Li; illustrated by Amy Blackwell

(Andrews McMeel Publishing) 

 

 

 


36. MULTICULTURAL N-F JUV- YOUNG ADULT

GOLD: 

MOMENT: Book One

by Robert Abad 

(Self-Published)

 

SILVER:

The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Sue DiCicco and Masahiro Sasaki

(Tuttle)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

We All Have Sacred Spaces

by Rev. Dr. Vicki Michela Garlock

(Eaton Press/Faith Seeker Kids)

 

 


37. MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION ADULT

GOLD: 

The Chicano Studies Reader: Anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2019

Edited by Chon A. Noriega, Eric Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval, Rafael Pérez-Torres, Charlene Villaneñor Black

(UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press)

 

 

 

SILVER:

Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations About Racism and Identity Development

by Rodney L. Hurst Sr. and Rudy F. Jamison Jr., Ed.D.

(Canon Press Group)

 


 

BRONZE: 

The Bridge Generation of Viêt Nam: Spanning the Wartime to Boomtime

by Nancy K. Napier and Dau Thuy Ha

(CCI Press)

 

 

 


38. ESSAY

GOLD (tie): 

Act Like You’re Having a Good Time: Essays

by Michele Weldon

(Northwestern University Press)

 

 


 

GOLD: 

Disparates: Essays

by Patrick Madden

(University of Nebraska Press)

 

 

 

SILVER: 

Every Last Breath: A Memoir of Two Illnesses

Joanne Jacobson

(The University of Utah Press)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

Allegiance (The Hali’a Aloha Series)

by Darien Hsu Gee

(Legacy Isle Publishing)

 

 

 

 


39. CREATIVE NON-FICTION

GOLD: 

Mobile Home: A Memoir in Essays

by Megan Harlan

(The University of Georgia Press)
 

 

 

 

SILVER (tie):

 Half the Terrible Things

by Paul Legler

(North Dakota State University Press)

 

 

 

This Is One Way to Dance

by Sejal Shah

(The University of Georgia Press)

 

 

 

 


BRONZE: 

A Woman, A Plan, an Outline of a Man

by Sarah Kasbeer

(Zone 3 Press)

 

 


40. AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR I (CELEBRITY/POLITICAL/ROMANCE)

GOLD: 

A Farewell to Arms, Legs & Jockstraps: A Sportswriter’s Memoir

by Diane K. Shah

(Red Lightning Books)




 


SILVER: 

Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters’ Family Story

by Anita Pointer and Fritz Pointer
with Dave Smitherman

(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

Memoirs of a Kamikaze: A World War II Pilot’s Inspiring Story of Survival, Honor and Reconciliation

by Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima

(Tuttle)

 

 


41. AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR II (COMING OF AGE/FAMILY LEGACY/TRAVEL)
 

GOLD: 

The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War

by Jerry A. Rose and Lucy Rose Fischer

(SparkPress)

 

 


 

SILVER: 

Wind in My Face - Sun at My Side: Forty Years of Wildlife Photography and Conservation

by Tupper Ansel Blake

(Marsh Island Press)


BRONZE: 

My Swan Lake Life: An Interactive Histoir
80,000 B.C. - May 31, 1965 A.D.

by Louise Blocker

(L&L Publishers)    

 

 


 


41. AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR III (PERSONAL STRUGGLE/HEALTH ISSUES)

GOLD: 

GONE: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life

by Linda K. Olson

(She Writes Press)

 

 

SILVER: 

Touching the Future: My Odyssey from Print to Online Publishing

by Roger Fidler

(Fidlerhouse Publishing)

 

 


 


BRONZE (tie): 

No Rules: A Memoir

by Sharon Dukett

(She Writes Press)

 

 



American Dreamer: How I Escaped Communist Vietnam and Built a Successful Life in America

by Tim Tran (Tran Manh Khiem)

with Tom Fields-Meyer

(Pacific University Press)

 


43. BIOGRAPHY

GOLD: 

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Victorian Iconoclast, Children’s Author, and Creator of The Railway Children

by Eleanor Fitzsimons

(Abrams Press)

 

 


SILVER: 

Spotted Tail: Renaissance Man of the Lakotas

Edited by James A. Hanson

(The Museum of the Fur Trade)






BRONZE (tie): 

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

by Bob Batchelor

(Diversion Books)


 



Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel

by Joseph B. Atkins

(University Press of Kentucky)

 

 

 


44. AGING/DEATH & DYING

GOLD: 

A Matter of Death and Life

by Irvin D. Yalom and Marilyn Yalom

(Redwood Press)

 

 

 

 

SILVER: 

I’m Still Here: A Memoir

by Martina Reaves

(She Writes Press)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative

by Aaron Blight, Ed.D.

(Rivertowns Books)

 

 


45. ANIMALS/PETS

GOLD: 

Equus Rising: How the Horse Shaped U.S. History

by Julia Soplop; illustrated by Robert Spannring

(Hill Press)

 


 

SILVER: 

Forever Wild, Forever Home: The Story of the Wild Animal Sanctuary of Colorado

by Melanie and Mark Shellenbarger

(Pyree Square Publishing)

 

 


 

BRONZE (tie): 

That Wolfdog Lifestyle: at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

by Georgina De Caigny, Jeannine Göhing, Alyx Harris, Jacqui Tam, Kenneth Tam, Peter Tam

(Iceberg Publishing)


 

 

 

Fun with the Fairway Foxes

by Sarah Lucas

(Sarah Lucas)

 

 


46. BUSINESS/CAREERS/SALES

GOLD: 

The Visual Sale: How to Use Video to Explode Sales, Drive Marketing, and Grow Your Business in a Virtual World

by Marcus Sheridan and Tyler Lessard

(Ideapress Publishing)

 

 

SILVER: 

Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work -- and How to Create a Happier Office

by Thalma Lobel

(BenBella Books)

 

BRONZE (tie): 

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring: Lean Forward, Learn, Leverage

by Lisa Z. Fain and Lois J. Zachary

(Berrett-Koehler Publishers)






Elevate Your Career: Live a Life You’re Truly Proud Of

by Helen Horyza

(Merack Publishing)

 

 

 

 


47. COOKBOOKS - GENERAL

GOLD: 

Eat Like a Viet: Recipes from the Street

by Jenny Lam

Photography by Craig Kinder

(Generous Foods)

 


SILVER:

 Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables

by Abra Berens

Photography by EE Berger

(Chronicle Books)

 


BRONZE:

ROCHE: A Culinary Journey Through San Juan Island’s Illustrious Harbor

by Chef William D. Shaw and James O. Fraioli; photography by Charity Burggraaf

(Roche Harbor)

 

 


48. COOKBOOKS - SPECIALTY

 

GOLD: 

Time for Bread

by Jess Mooney

Photography by Phoebe Pearson; Illustrations by Brian Hawkins

(A Way With Media Ltd.

 

 

SILVER: 

Gather: Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens

by Janet Fletcher

Photography by Meg Smith

(Jennifer Barry Design Books)

 

BRONZE: 

Modern Cast Iron: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, Cooking, and More

by Ashley L. Jones

Photography by Carissa Fassnacht

(Red Lightning Books)

 


48a. COOKBOOKS - VEGETARIAN / VEGAN

 

GOLD: 

So Vegan: In 5 Ingredients

by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

Photography by Andrew Hayes-Watkins

(WeldonOwen)

 

 

SILVER: 

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook: 100 Essential Recipes to Share with Vegans and Omnivores Alike

by Toni Okamoto & Michelle Cehn

(BenBella Books)


 

BRONZE: 

Vegan for Everyone: 160 Family Friendly Recipes with a Delicious, Modern Twist

by Laura Theodore

(Scribe Publishing Company)

 

 


49. CURRENT EVENTS I (POLITICAL/ECONOMIC/FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

GOLD: 

Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court

by Matthew Clair

(Princeton University Press)

 
 

 


SILVER: 

Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic

by Narges Bajoghli

(Stanford University Press)

 

 

 


BRONZE: 

Shooting Cameras for Peace: Youth, Photography, and the Colombian Armed Conflict

by Alexander L. Fattal

(Peabody Museum Press)

 

 


50. CURRENT EVENTS II (SOCIAL ISSUES/HUMANITARIAN)

 

GOLD: 

Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality

by Nancy Leong

(Stanford University Press)

 

 

 

SILVER:

If I Don't Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings

by Loren Kleinman and Amye Archer

(Skyhorse)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE:

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law

(The New Press)

 

 

 


51. EDUCATION I (WORKBOOK/RESOURCES)

GOLD: 

The Wraparound Guide: How to Gather Student Voice, Build Community Partnerships, and Cultivate Hope

by Leigh Colburn & Linda Beggs

(Solution Tree Press)

 

 

SILVER (tie): 

The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child

by Andrew Campanella

(Beaufort Books)

 


 

SILVER: 

Achieving Equity & Excellence: Immediate Results From the Lessons of High-Poverty, High-Success Schools

by Douglas Reeves

(Solution Tree Press)

 


BRONZE (tie): 

Whatever Happened to the Classroom Turtle? How Animals Spark Student Engagement and a Love of Learning

by Brady Barr

(Solution Tree Press)

 

 


Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers

by Project Learning Tree

(Sustainable Forestry Initiative)






 


52. EDUCATION II (COMMENTARY/THEORY)

GOLD: 

Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?

by Rusty Keeler

(Exchange Press)

 

 


SILVER: 

Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education

by James Tooley

(Independent Institute)

 

 

 


BRONZE: 

Convergent Teaching: Tools to Spark Deeper Learning in College

by Aaron M. Pallas and Anna Neumann

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

 

 


53. NATURE

GOLD: 

Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History

Edited by Martha Black, Lorne Hammond and Gavin Hanke, with Nikki Sanchez

(The Royal BC Museum)

 

 

SILVER: 

Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants

by Heather Holm

(Pollination Press)

 


BRONZE: 

Carrizo Plain: Where the Mountains Meet the Grasslands

by Chuck Graham

(Chuck Graham)

 


 


54. ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY

GOLD: 

Photographers Against Wildlife Crime

by Britta Jaschinski & Keith Wilson

(Photographers Against Wildlife Crime)

 

SILVER: 

Casting into Mystery

by Robert Reid

Engravings by Wesley W. Bates 

(The Porcupine’s Quill)

 

 


BRONZE: 

Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings

by Valerie Trouet

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

 

 


55. FINANCE/INVESTMENT/ECONOMICS

GOLD: 

INTRINSIC: Using LEAPS to Retire Early

by Mike Yuen

(Pew Pew Press)

 

 

 


SILVER: 

New Way to Care: Social Protections that Put Families First

by John C. Goodman

(Independent Institute)

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

The Prosperity Playbook: Planning for a Successful Family Business Succession

by Mackey McNeill

(Redwood Publishing)

 

 


56. LGBT+ NON-FICTION

GOLD: 

Rust Belt Femme

by Rachel Anne Jolie

(Belt Publishing)

 

 

 


SILVER: 

Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France

by Rachel Mesch

(Stanford University Press)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE: 

Beyond Homophobia: Centering LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean

by Moji Anderson and Erin C. MacLeod

(The University of the West Indies Press)

 

 


57. GIFT/SPECIALTY/JOURNAL

GOLD: 

Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living

by Jim Deeds & Brendan McManus, SJ

(Loyola Press)

 

 



SILVER: 

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley and Beyond

by Matthew Reinhart, Jody Revenson; illustrated by Kevin M. Wilson

(Insight Editions)

 

 

BRONZE: 

The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal

by Jennifer A. O’Brien

(Et Alia Press)

 


58. HOLIDAY

GOLD: 

Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers

by Tom A. Jerman

(McFarland & Co. Inc.)

 

 

SILVER (tie): 

The Weed That Woke Christmas: The Mostly True Tale of the Toledo Christmas Weed

by Alayne Kay Christian

Illustrated Polina Gortman

(Blue Whale Press)


The Candy Tree of Muttenz

by Karena Stoner

Illustrated by Luisa Galstyan

(Blue Dot Books)

 

 


BRONZE: The Vermont Homesteader’s Christmas Memories: Wit, Wisdom, & Holiday Recipes

by Nancy Carey Johnson

(Honeyberry Books)

 


 


59. HEALTH/MEDICINE/NUTRITION

GOLD: 

The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines

by Brian Deer

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

 

 

 

 

SILVER: 

The Cannabis Prescription: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications

by Colleen Higgins, R.Ph.

(Sway Innovations)

 

 

BRONZE: 

The Opioid Fix: America's Addiction Crisis and the Solution They Don't Want You to Have

by Barbara Andraka-Christou

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

 

 


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