2022 IPPY Outstanding Books


Most Original Concept
The Year the World Stood Still
by Susan Brescia
(A Poet’s Hand)






Most Outstanding Design
A Rebel’s Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fuji (1882-1954): Based on “Rafu Gigyu Ondo” by Kenichi Sato
by Kenichi Sato, Jeffrey Gee Chin, and Fumiko Carole Fujita
(Little Tokyo Historical Society) 







Outstanding Book Arts Craftsmanship
Somnath Hore: Wounds
by Likla Lall
(Art1st Enterprises)







Most Likely to Save the Planet
I Dream of Water
by Shawn Small illustrated by Jenny Robbins
(HISPublishing Group)






Independent Spirit Award
The Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton
by Neal Hutcheson
(Reliable Archetype)









Independent Voice Award
Dirty Birds
by Morgan Murray
(Breakwater Books)










Peacemaker of the Year
The Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology
edited by Robert Olen Butler and Phong Nguyen
(University of New Mexico Press)